Andre Roberson will be playing for the Oklahoma City Thunder again this coming NBA season. The restricted free agent signed a three-year deal with the team for $30 million.

Sporting News reported that the 25-year-old forward chose to stay with the Oklahoma City Thunder but his new Contract comes at a lesser price. Initially, he was offered $48 million for a four-year contract during the 2016-2017 NBA season making his latest pay with the NBA team $18 million less. The publication noted that his performance in the 2016-2017 NBA season was not so great that is why they are paying him less.

Despite that, critics believe the Oklahoma City Thunder still has one of the best defenders in the league.

Roberson was not the talk of the trading block

ESPN said that Roberson expected he would be huge on the trading block this off-season but his poor performance prevented NBA teams from going after him. He still remains a defensive stopper but his recent performance did not wow the other teams.

He averaged 6.6 points and 5.1 rebounds per game last season. For all his 256 games in the league, he averaged 4.5 points and 3.9 rebounds per game. He did not do well last season from the free throw line, as he only hit three of 21. He also attempted 184 shots from the three-point line but only successfully hit 24.5 percent of them."

Keeping Roberson a great deal for Thunder

Critics said that Roberson remains a valuable player for the Oklahoma City Thunder especially with the addition of Paul George.

Roberson will also still play alongside last season’s MVP, Russell Westbrook.

With George in the Thunder roster, it is believed that Roberson will play better because he will once again fill the shooting guard post. Roberson is part of the starting five of the Oklahoma City Thunder namely George, Westbrook, Patrick Patterson and Steven Adams.

Patterson is a positional defender and he can help in protecting the rim together with Adams. Critics noted that with this roster, they are sure the make it better this 2017-2018 NBA season.

Other news on Roberson

TMZ reported that hours after Robertson inked his deal, he went to Chupacabra Cantina in Austin, Texas. He was with 12 friends and they ordered drinks.

The bill was at $487.13 and he let them keep the change from his $500 bill. TMZ said Roberson took to Twitter to counter the report noting that he only bought one bottle and there was really no need to leave a tip since there was no service.