After years of being a fan-favorite, Andre Roberson’s departure from the Oklahoma City Thunder was a bit muted. An injury sapped almost his entire final two seasons, and when he did return, fans weren’t able to watch him in person, as it was during the NBA bubble. Roberson’s contract expired that offseason and the team did not re-sign him.
He left without fanfare, and two months into the NBA season, he remained a free agent. The Brooklyn Nets, in need of defensive help, finally snagged the former All-NBA defender, Shams Charania reported Friday night.
Thunder fans reacted with happiness to Roberson getting another chance in the league, but this wan’t the only reaction.
They quickly noticed just how many former Thunder players the Nets have on their roster.
The Brooklyn Thunder continue to grow stronger
— Phil 🥸 (@GoatdenBettah) February 16, 2021
Beyond the jokes, Thunder fans are thrilled Roberson is getting another chance.
Now that the Nets have made the amazing decision to sign Andre Roberson I would like to announce that I’m a part time Nets fan(only while Dre is there)
Still a full time Thunder fan tho pic.twitter.com/kxxNZiy3be
— MAX7️⃣👁(he/him) #SGA2ASG (@bazelyformvp) February 16, 2021
Andre Roberson signs with the Nets.
Brooklyn could now run an all-OKC lineup of:
Harden-Roberson-TLC- KD-Jeff Green
While I can’t root for that team cause KD reasons, I’m 100% happy and rooting for Dre. He deserves all the best.
— Brandon Rahbar (@BrandonRahbar) February 16, 2021
There was also general appreciation for his defensive acumen.
But it’s a chance, and Roberson has found a team willing to give him a chance to earn a role.
Thunder fans can rejoice for that.