Thunder’s Roberson undergoes left knee surgery

Thunder wing Andre Roberson may be near a return following knee surgery in May.

Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Andre Roberson underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Monday to address some swelling that’s come on as a result of his rehab from the ruptured patella tendon he suffered this season in late January.

Roberson and the Thunder made a collective decision to have the scope now so that’s he ready for the start of the 2018-19 season.

Regarded as one of the NBA’s best defensive players, Roberson averaged 5.0 points and 4.7 rebounds in 26.7 minutes per game this season for OKC. The Thunder’s defense took a hit when Roberson was lost for the season and it’s a big reason why they fell to the Utah Jazz in the first-round of the playoffs.

Roberson signed a three-year, $30 million deal with the Thunder last offseason.