McRoberts is slowly overtaking Troy Murphy as Mike Brown's preferred third big man off the bench after seeing scant minutes for the bulk of the season. And in true McRoberts' fashion, he's been running the floor at a breakneck pace, causing all sorts of chaos underneath the basket for opposing big men and contributing with his hustle and activity.
But with this sort of play, McRoberts regularly finds himself in foul trouble.
Too often, his motor goes into overdrive, and he commits a careless foul or is caught completely out of position on defense.
Never one to take a play off, McBobs needs to keep the energy level at its natural max but play under control.
On the floor with either Ramon Sessions, Kobe Bryant, Andrew Bynum or Pau Gasol, the Lakers need McRobert's activity off-the-glass and around-the-rim far more than they need Troy Murphy's outside jumper.
McRoberts should expect to see his playing time steadily increase as they march toward and into the playoffs.
And with added trust comes added responsibility. McRoberts must be prepared to handle both.