July 16, 2020, 2:19 pmIsaiah RobyPF, Oklahoma City Thunder
Isaiah Roby finished his rookie campaign with just three appearances, and he'll miss the Thunder's Orlando games after undergoing minor foot surgery.
Roby was an elite multi-positional defender in college and inked a four-year deal with the Mavs right after the draft. The 45th selection last summer, Roby's $1.5 million guaranteed this season was the largest salary ever for a second-round draft pick. His offense is very much a work in progress but the defensive numbers showed up right away — Roby averaged 1.1 steals and 1.3 blocks in 20.2 mpg at the G League level. Deep dynasty players should at least know the name despite value outside the top-500 in his first year.
July 8, 2020, 5:20 pmIsaiah RobyPF, Oklahoma City Thunder
Isaiah Roby will sit out the restart of the NBA season in Orlando after having a minor procedure on his right plantar fascia.
Roby played 11 minutes total across three games for the Thunder so far this season. This news doesn't impact the fantasy or reality landscape of the resumption season.
Source: The Oklahoman
January 25, 2020, 1:31 pmWillie Cauley-SteinC, Golden State Warriors
The Willie Cauley-Stein trade is now official as announced by both teams involved.
The Mavs get Cauley-Stein to fill the void of Dwight Powell's season ending injury while the Warriors have received Utah's 2020 second round pick. Dallas has also requested waivers on Justin Patton to create a roster spot for WCS. Stein was a top-100 player in 22.9 minutes on the Warriors and you would expect for him to get similar minutes on the Mavs so he is a hold. Maxi Kleber and Boban Marjanovic lose some value while Marquesse Chriss and Omari Spellman gain some.
Source: Mark Followill on Twitter
January 24, 2020, 5:11 pmIsaiah RobyPF, Dallas Mavericks
Isaiah Roby has been traded to the Thunder, while Justin Patton and cash considerations are being sent back to the Mavs.
Roby has not appeared in an NBA game this season, and the second-round pick has been spending the campaign in the G League with the Texas Legends until now. Maybe he gets an opportunity with the Thunder down the line, but in all likelihood, he will remain a developmental project that is best left in the fantasy free agent pool.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
October 28, 2019, 4:44 pmIsaiah RobyPF, Dallas Mavericks
The Mavs assigned Isaiah Roby to the Texas Legends of the G League.
The second-round pick was acquired by the Mavs in a draft night trade with the Pistons. Roby showed promise on the defensive end at the University of Nebraska, but he's not fantasy relevant at this time.
Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter
August 6, 2019, 5:11 pmIsaiah RobyPF, Dallas Mavericks
The Mavs have signed second-round pick Isaiah Roby to a four-year, $6.7 million contract.
Roby will carry a $1.5 million cap hit in the first year of the deal, which is the largest salary in NBA history for a college player selected in round two. Roby was an elite defender in college and will look to continue that trend in the pros.
Source: Bobby Marks on Twitter
June 20, 2019, 11:55 pmIsaiah RobyF, Dallas Mavericks
The Mavs have selected forward Isaiah Roby with the 45th pick in the draft.
Technically Roby was picked by Detroit, but he'll be rerouted to Dallas in a trade. Roby asserted himself as an elite defender in college and was able to check opponents at all positions. In his final college season he averaged 2.4 blocks and 1.6 steals per 40 minutes and also offers great athleticism and agility. As you might expect, his offensive game contains some weaknesses, but if the Mavs are looking to groom a 3-and-D wing then they've picked a guy with solid instincts and a nice floor.