Not long after, Adrain Wojnarowski reported Roberson suffered a ruptured patellar tendon in his left leg. His season appears to be over.
While he may not be a household name, Roberson’s play on the defensive end will be a costly loss for the Thunder. His defensive excellence makes everyone around him better, especially Paul George.
The Thunder are starting to show signs of life, and have been one of the hottest teams in the NBA after a slow start.
If their defensive ace does miss the rest of the season, they should look for a replacement at the trade deadline. If not, their defense will certainly become a bigger issue than it has been.