The Dallas Mavericks have traded Isaiah Roby to Oklahoma City in exchange for Justin Patton and cash considerations.
Isaiah Roby was drafted 45th overall in the 2019 draft. He played college ball at Nebraska, and averaged 11.8 points, 6.9 rebounds, and 1.9 blocks per game during his junior season.
Roby was one of the Mavericks two-way players. Meaning he played for the Texas Legends in the G-League, and the Dallas Mavericks. He hasn’t yet played in the NBA, but he has recorded 9 points per game in his G-League appearances.
Justin Patton gained a lot of attention after scoring 45 points in a G-League game last week. However, it doesn’t look as if Dallas will keep Patton. It looks as if this was a roster clearing move for the Mavericks.
it doesn't sound like Dallas is gonna keep Patton, per source. this is a roster clearing move. https://t.co/mX49QIpTA6— Tim Cato (@tim_cato) January 24, 2020
What does this mean for the Thunder? It’s unlikely that Isaiah Roby will remain in OKC. There’s a greater chance this is one of Sam Presti’s first of many moves. Regardless if there’s bigger moves to be made, this shows that Sam Presti is at least on the hunt to make the best move possible for the Thunder.