So, maybe you’re not really familiar with what Josh McRoberts brings to your favorite South Florida basketball team. Well, the Miami Heat wants you to know there’s a lot to look forward to.
The Heat tweeted out a video compiling highlights from the veteran’s seven-year career, which has included stops in Indiana, Los Angeles, Portland, Orland and, most recently, Charlotte.
— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) July 29, 2014
You can see the short video here.
Among the highlights are McRoberts’ ability to finish at the rim, his slick passing and his career 36% field goal rate from 3-point range. The Bobcats (now the Hornets) and first-year coach Steve Clifford were able to bring out the best in McRoberts, using him as a reliable threat from outside, while having him use his passing skills to feed an offense built around Al Jefferson‘s low-post game.
While the Heat don’t have an inside presence like Jefferson, both Dwyane Wade and Luol Deng are active without the ball and you can expect both them to make cuts along the baseline as they await a sharply-thrown pass from McRoberts.
Here’s a good look from his days with the Pacers:
And here’s another example of his all-around game, from a December 2013 matchup against Golden State:
While he won’t ever be as prolific a scorer or passer as the recently-departed LeBron James, Heat fans can look forward to a crisp, efficient offense that utilizes all of McRoberts’ skills.