CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - A person familiar with the situation says free agent forward Josh McRoberts has agreed to a two-year, $5.5 million deal to remain with the Charlotte Bobcats.
The person spoke to The Associated Press Friday on condition of anonymity because the deal has not yet been made official. Free agent signings cannot be announced until July 10, according to NBA rules.
The person said the second year of the deal includes a player option.
McRoberts outperformed expectations after being acquired in a trade with the Orlando Magic on Feb. 21. He wound up starting 19 games and averaged 9.3 points and 7.2 rebounds in 26 total games for Charlotte.
The 6-foot-10, 240-pound McRoberts gives the Bobcats added depth in the front court behind expected starters Al Jefferson and rookie Cody Zeller.

Top NBA Public Bets

#1 803 New York Knicks  61%
#2 802 Boston Celtics  54%
#3 806 Detroit Pistons  54%
#4 808 San Antonio Spurs  52%

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Pacers vs. Spurs Pick Are the Indiana Pacers going to keep it competitive tonight when they take on the host San Antonio Spurs...
Thumbnail Nets vs. Pistons Pick Are the host Detroit Pistons going to end their four-game losing streak this afternoon when they battle the Brooklyn...
Thumbnail Knicks vs. Lakers Pick  Are the New York Knicks going to secure a road win this afternoon when they play at the Los Angeles Lakers?...
Thumbnail Magic vs. Celtics Pick Is it going to be a dominating performance this afternoon at 1PM ET by the Boston Celtics when they host the Orlando...
Thumbnail Clippers vs. Jazz Pick Are the Los Angeles Clippers going to secure a seventh consecutive victory tonight at 9PM ET when they play the host Utah...

NBA Team Pages