Andre Roberson‘s case for being one of the best perimeter defenders in the league today has just been given a major boost.
No less than back-to-back MVP Stephen Curry recently talked about his defensive prowess and even said the he is “up there” on the list of defenders giving shooters like him a hard time to score during games.
Stephen Curry says Thunder's Andre Roberson's "up there" with some of the best perimeter defenders in the NBA: pic.twitter.com/OdsAQvjnQP
— Erik Horne (@ErikHorneOK) March 20, 2017
The Golden State Warriors point guard definitely made a strong statement and might raise his confidence even more ahead of their matchup on Monday.
Roberson is having his best season in the NBA so far this year with averages of 6.8 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.1 steals per game. However, what his numbers don’t show is the intangibles and hustle he provides the Oklahoma City Thunder, which makes him very valuable to them.
After head coach Billy Donovan made it known that he believes the 25-year-old Colorado product deserves to be in the conversation for the Defensive Player of the Year Award this season, he is now getting more attention from around the league and even Curry took notice of his outstanding play on the defensive end.
Despite Kevin Durant leaving the Thunder last summer, Roberson has been one of the players that is helping Russell Westbrook carry the team to continue with their winning ways. They are once again geared to make the playoffs and will look to make another deep run by trying to upset one of the favorites in the Western Conference, once it starts in mid-April.