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Report: Andre Roberson agrees to 3-year, $30 million deal with Thunder

Free agent forward Andre Roberson has agreed to a three-year, $30 million deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

The contract is a win-win, given Roberson’s offensive deficiencies, but his ultimately game-altering defense both as a man-to-man and a help defender.

Roberson’s signing puts OKC roughly $4 million into the tax threshold, still in need of other roster spots, to fill, according to ESPN Senior Writer Zach Lowe.

His offensive woes will now take a back seat as he backs up swingman Paul George, making his scoring contribution more of an afterthought.

The Thunder was also eyeing guard Marcus Smart, who the Boston Celtics have been reportedly shopping after an agreements to terms with free agent talisman Gordon Hayward.

Having signed power forward Patrick Patterson to the mid-level exception on Tuesday, the Thunder front office is clearly not holding back and putting it all on the table in order to convince their prized gem in Russell Westbrook to re-sign with the team.

Roberson saw his most prominent role last season, playing a whisker over 30 minutes per game and putting up 6.6 points, 5.1 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 1.2 steals, and 1.0 blocks during his stint on the floor.