Isaiah Roby
Isaiah Roby
22-Year-Old ForwardF
Oklahoma City Thunder
2020 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Isaiah Roby in 2020. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a three-year, $4.8 million contract with the Mavericks in August of 2019. Traded to the Thunder in January of 2020. Contract includes $1.93 million team option for 2022-23.
Personal Bio

Isaiah Roby was born in Dixon, Illinois, to Danielle and Roderick Roby. He has four brothers: Donovan, Ellis, Drew and Kordae. Roby attended and played basketball at Dixon High School, finishing his career as the school's second all-time leading scorer with 1,328 points while setting school records in rebounds (939) and blocked shots (327). Prior to his first season on the varsity team, the school finished with a 1-28 record. That changed quickly when Roby came aboard as Dixon went 76-13 over his final three seasons on the team. As a junior, Roby averaged 12.5 points, 9.8 rebounds, 2.6 steals and 3.7 blocks per game. His strong play was rewarded with second-team all-state Class 3A honors. In his senior season, Roby upped his per-game averages to 19.7 points, 10.5 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 3.9 blocks. He finished eighth in Illinois Mr. Basketball voting and was named second-team all-state by the Chicago Sun-Times. Roby was also a high jumper at Dixon, placing fourth in the high jump in the Illinois Class 2A meet in 2016. During his rookie season with the Dallas Mavericks, he joined other staffers in helping to build a home with Habitat for Humanity. Roby is also active with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Learn more about Roby by following him on Twitter (@roby_isaiah) and on Instagram (@iroby245).

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Roby spent three years at Nebraska and did not participate in the NCAA Tournament. Nebraska could have been a bubble team in his sophomore season with 22 wins, but the team still did not qualify for March Madness. Roby's debut with the team in 2016-17 was delayed by a pelvic stress reaction. He still played in 30 games and averaged 3.1 points and 2.9 rebounds. The 6-foot-8 forward played more significant minutes as a sophomore and averaged 8.7 points and 6.3 rebounds in 13 starts. He opened the season with a double-double and a string of three straight double-doubles in February. As a junior, Roby started all 35 games and provided an average of 11.8 points and 6.9 rebounds. He scored a career-high 28 points in an NIT win over Butler. After the season, he declared for the 2019 draft and was selected at No. 45 overall by the Pistons.

Continues to play well in starting role
FOklahoma City Thunder
January 26, 2021
Roby compiled 16 points (4-11 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 7-7 FT), three rebounds, two blocks and one assist in 27 minutes during Monday's 125-122 victory over Portland.
ANALYSIS
Roby has been a steady contributor since entering the starting lineup over two weeks ago. Al Horford (personal) remains away from the team and at this point, there has been no word on when he might return. Until that point, Roby is a player to consider picking up if his skill set is something that fits your team.
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Following three collegiate seasons at Nebraska, Roby was selected with the 45th overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. He began the season as a member of the Mavericks after being traded by the Pistons, the team that drafted him. However, he did not make his NBA debut with Dallas. On Jan. 24, Roby was traded from the Mavericks to the Thunder for Justin Patton. Roby made his NBA debut with the Thunder on Jan. 29 in a win over the Kings, playing two minutes. He made two more appearances during the season. First, he saw three minutes and posted one rebound against the Spurs on Feb. 23. Next, he saw six minutes against the Bucks on Feb. 28 and posted one rebound. Ultimately, most of Roby's rookie season was spent in the G League between the Texas Legends and the Oklahoma City Blue. With the Legends, he averaged 9.2 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.0 blocks. With the Blue, he averaged 6.9 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.6 blocks, 1.3 steals and 1.3 assists. Overall, he shot 50.0 percent from the field and 40.0 percent from three.

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Transaction History
  • June 20, 2019
    Drafted by the Detroit Pistons in the 2nd round (45th pick) of the 2019 NBA Draft.
  • June 26, 2019
    Traded by the Detroit Pistons with a 2020 2nd round draft pick and a 2021 2nd round draft pick to the Dallas Mavericks for Deividas Sirvydis.
  • August 6, 2019
    Signed a three-year contract with the Dallas Mavericks
  • January 24, 2020
    Traded by the Mavericks to the Thunder for Justin Patton and cash considerations.
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2019 Fantasy Outlook
Selected with the 45th overall pick in the 2019 Draft, Roby will head to Dallas for his rookie campaign. The 6-foot-8, 230-pound junior out of Nebraska averaged 11.8 points on 9.3 shots, 6.9 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.9 blocks and 1.3 steals in 31.3 minutes last season. Arguably his best in-conference performance occurred during a regular-season win over Penn State, where Roby racked up 22 points on nine shots, 11 rebounds, four blocks, two steals and one assist. Roby continued to show off his defensive versatility during five summer league appearances, averaging 8.8 points on 8.4 shots, 5.2 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.2 blocks and 1.0 steals in 27.6 minutes. His best pathway to minutes on the Mavericks as a rookie is a possible backup power forward, but it seems unlikely he'll see consistent minutes unless there is a significant frontcourt injury -- maybe multiple.
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Versatile contributions in loss
FOklahoma City Thunder
January 19, 2021
Roby had 10 points (3-9 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 3-3 FT), nine rebounds, four steals and three assists across 26 minutes of action during the Thunder's 119-101 loss to Denver on Tuesday.
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Scores 14 points Friday
FOklahoma City Thunder
January 15, 2021
Roby posted 14 points (6-12 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT), four rebounds and three assists across 26 minutes in Friday's overtime win over the Bulls.
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Sniffs double-double as starter
FOklahoma City Thunder
January 13, 2021
Roby posted 11 points (4-7 FG, 3-4 FT), nine rebounds and four assists across 24 minutes in Wednesday's 128-99 loss against the Lakers.
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Starting for Horford
FOklahoma City Thunder
January 13, 2021
Roby will start Wednesday's game against the Lakers.
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Scores 13 in 19 minutes
FOklahoma City Thunder
January 10, 2021
Roby finished with 13 points (5-7 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 1-1 FT) and five boards in 19 minutes of a 129-116 win against the Nets on Saturday.
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