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Report: Hornets sign Brian Roberts to be backup point guard


This is one of those often unnoticed, little-mentioned moves of the off-season that ends up being a nice pick up once the season gets going.

The Charlotte Hornets have picked up Brian Roberts to be their backup point guard behind Kemba Walker, something first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.

Free-agent guard Brian Roberts has agreed to a two-year, $5.5 million contract with the Charlotte Hornets, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Roberts averaged 9.4 points and 3.3 assists a game last season in just more than 23 minutes a game for the Pelicans. (He played for the New Orleans Hornets his first year in the league, making him the first New Orleans and Charlotte Hornet of this era.) He’s a solid backup guard who can do a little bit of everything well and he gives a Hornets team that needs some outside shooting a guy who can do just that (career 37.2 from beyond the arc).

This is a nice little pickup that will serve the Hornets well this season.

Bradley Beal drives around, dunks over Kristaps Porzingis (VIDEO)

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If you’re a Knicks fan, the positive is that at least Kristaps Porzingis tried to make a play.

But he was not going to stop the athletic Bradley Beal with a full head of steam, and the result was a Beal dunking over Porzingis as he tries to block the attempt.

Beal wasn’t sharp, scoring 12 points on 5-of-14 shooting. The Knicks has an efficient Carmelo Anthony and that got them the win.

Carmelo Anthony drops 21 on Wizards in preseason Friday

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We had an efficient Carmelo Anthony sighting in the preseason.

Anthony and the Knicks went up against the Wizards and ‘Melo hit 10-of-15 shots to score 21 points. He also had four rebounds and four assists.

Derrick Williams had 23 points on 11 shots to lead the Knicks in scoring, and New York won 115-104.