Dixon native Isaiah Roby continues to learn in rookie season

Published: Feb. 26, 2020 at 11:07 PM CST
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It is never easy adjusting to new surroundings, but that's exactly what Isaiah Roby has had to do, twice. The Dixon native is getting accustomed to his new teammates a month after being traded to the Thunder.

The 45th overall pick in last year's NBA draft by the Mavericks was shipped from Dallas to Oklahoma City in January. However, that is not necessarily a bad thing. Roby has already seen the floor for OKC since the trade. But he also has to get used to the call ups and the send downs to and from the developmental G-League.

"That's part of the business," said Roby. "College kind of shows you little bit of how much travel you're going to do, but you never know. It's really hard to prepare for the NBA lifestyle. You got to take care of your body even more and you got to be ready to go on the court

On Tuesday, he was in uniform for the Thunder's 124-122 win over the Bulls in Chicago, and even got a chance to catch up with friends and family after the game. Roby said it's all part of the process.

"I've only played in two games in the NBA so far, and it's been in limited minutes," explained Roby. "There's not much room for error. But I work hard every day and they make sure we're working hard every day. So, when my time comes, I'll be ready."

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