The Pelicans starting point guard Brain Roberts has had quite the storied journey to arrive at the helm of the New Orleans franchise.
Roberts went undrafted after a signature collegiate career at The University of Dayton. He spent several years honing his skills playing overseas in Israel and Germany, while returning to the US to participate in the Summer League with squads like the LA Lakers and the Sacramento Kings, hoping to make an impression.
Roberts finally found an NBA home in New Orleans after a successful Summer League outing with the then Hornets franchise in 2012. Last season, Roberts tasted what being a starting NBA floor general is like when Grieves Vasquez was injured briefly for the Hornets.
All of that experience helped prepare Roberts for this year, when a season-ending leg injury to starter Jrue Holiday in early January left Roberts firmly in command of the Pelicans for much of the season, 40 games and counting as a starter.
"He's grown tremendously both in confi...