Trail Blazers Re-Assign Josh McRoberts To Idaho Stampede
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NEW YORK, April 17, 2008 – The Portland Trail Blazers today re-assigned rookie forward Josh McRoberts to their NBA Development League affiliate, the Idaho Stampede, it was announced by Trail Blazers General Manager Kevin Pritchard. McRoberts was previously on assignment with Idaho from Jan. 9-Feb. 3 and from March 17-April 7.
During his first two stints in Idaho, McRoberts averaged 7.7 points, 6.4 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 26.8 minutes in 15 games with the Stampede. This season in the NBA, McRoberts is averaging 1.5 points, 1.3 rebounds and 3.5 minutes in five games with the Trail Blazers.
Originally selected in the second round (37th overall) of the 2007 NBA Draft, McRoberts played two seasons at Duke, where he averaged 10.8 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 69 games.
McRoberts is scheduled to re-join the Stampede on Friday, April 18, when the hosts the Los Angeles D-Fenders in the second round of the 2008 D-League playoffs. Tip off is set for 9:30 p.m. ET.
Trail Blazers fans can stay in step with McRoberts and the Stampede by logging onto NBA Futurecast at www.nba.com/futurecast to watch all D-League games streamed live, for free.