Chris Douglas-Roberts

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Chris Douglas-Roberts
Chris Douglas-Roberts.jpg
Douglas-Roberts with the Bucks in March 2011
Free agent
Shooting guard / Small forward
Personal information
Born (1987-01-08) January 8, 1987 (age 28)
Detroit, Michigan
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school Cass Technical (Detroit, Michigan)
Northwestern (Detroit, Michigan)
College Memphis (2005–2008)
NBA draft 2008 / Round: 2 / Pick: 40th overall
Selected by the New Jersey Nets
Pro career 2008–present
Career history
20082010 New Jersey Nets
2010–2011 Milwaukee Bucks
2011–2012 Virtus Bologna (Italy)
2012 Texas Legends (D-League)
2012–2013 Dallas Mavericks
2013 Texas Legends (D-League)
2013–2014 Charlotte Bobcats
2014–2015 Los Angeles Clippers
Career highlights and awards

Chris Douglas-Roberts (born January 8, 1987) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the University of Memphis.

High school career[edit]

Douglas-Roberts played high school basketball at Cass Technical High School and Northwestern High School. He played for Cass Tech in 2003 and 2004 averaging 28 points, 10 rebounds and six assists. After the 2004 season he transferred to Northwestern where he saw limited time due to transfer rules and didn't join the team until the second semester. He finished the season averaging 13.8 points and 5.4 rebounds per game.

Considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Douglas-Roberts was listed as the No. 26 shooting guard and the No. 75 player in the nation in 2005.[1]

College career[edit]

Douglas-Roberts in the 2008 NCAA Tournament Final Four.

During his freshman season he played in 34 games starting 25. He finished the season averaging 8.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 1.5 assists per game. Because of his great play he was on the Conference USA All-Freshman Team. During his sophomore season he started all 35 games he played in. He led the Tigers with 15.4 points per game and received many honors including All-Conference USA first team and Associated Press All-America honorable mention among others. During his junior year, he helped the Tigers reach the 2008 NCAA Tournament, averaging 23.3 points over six games as the Tigers finished in second place, losing in the National Championship game to the Kansas Jayhawks 75–68 in overtime. In the last 1:15 of regulation in the game, Douglas-Roberts became a key factor in the team's loss, by missing a jump shot and three free throws, which helped allow Kansas to tie the game. At the end of the season he earned first-team All-American honors. He finished his college career with 1,545 points.

Professional career[edit]

NBA[edit]

On April 18, 2008, Douglas-Roberts announced that he would be declaring for the 2008 NBA Draft.[2] He was selected by the New Jersey Nets with the 40th overall pick. On July 9, 2008, he signed his first professional contract with the New Jersey Nets.

On June 25, 2010, Douglas-Roberts was traded by the Nets to the Milwaukee Bucks for a 2012 second round pick.[3]

Italy[edit]

In September 2011, Douglas-Roberts joined Virtus Bologna of Italy.[4]

Back to NBA[edit]

On October 1, 2012, Douglas-Roberts signed with the Los Angeles Lakers.[5] However, he was waived by the Lakers on October 22.[6] On October 27, Douglas-Roberts signed with the Dallas Mavericks along with center Melvin Ely.[7] He and Ely were waived the next day.[8] On November 1, 2012, he was acquired by the Texas Legends of the NBA D-League.[9]

On December 23, 2012, he re-signed with the Dallas Mavericks.[10] On January 6, 2013, he was waived by the Mavericks.[11][12]

In July 2013, Douglas-Roberts joined the Los Angeles Lakers for the 2013 NBA Summer League.[13] On October 2, 2013, he signed with the New York Knicks.[14] However, he was later waived by the Knicks on October 25, 2013.[15]

In November 2013, Douglas-Roberts was re-acquired by the Texas Legends.[16] On December 11, 2013, he signed with the Charlotte Bobcats.[17] On April 14, 2014, he hit a buzzer-beater to lift the Bobcats over the Atlanta Hawks, 95-93.[18]

On September 3, 2014, Douglas-Roberts signed with the Los Angeles Clippers.[19]

On January 15, 2015, Douglas-Roberts was acquired by the Boston Celtics in a three-team trade also involving the Phoenix Suns.[20] Three days later, he was waived by the Celtics.[21]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008–09 New Jersey 44 3 13.3 .460 .250 .823 1.1 1.2 .3 .2 4.9
2009–10 New Jersey 67 38 25.8 .445 .259 .847 3.0 1.4 .8 .3 9.8
2010–11 Milwaukee 44 12 20.1 .429 .326 .831 2.0 1.1 .7 .3 7.3
2012–13 Dallas 6 0 10.5 .357 .000 .700 .8 .7 .3 .0 2.8
2013–14 Charlotte 49 8 20.7 .440 .386 .805 2.4 1.0 .6 .3 6.9
2014–15 L.A. Clippers 12 0 8.6 .238 .143 1.000 1.0 .3 .1 .0 1.6
Career 222 61 19.7 .439 .329 .831 2.1 1.1 .6 .2 7.1

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2014 Charlotte 4 0 17.5 .688 .500 .857 2.0 .5 .0 .0 9.5
Career 4 0 17.5 .688 .500 .857 2.0 .5 .0 .0 9.5

Personal[edit]

Douglas-Roberts has multiple tattoos on his neck and arms. One on the side of his neck is of his mother, one on the back of his neck has his initials (CDR), and one on his arm has verses 1–3 of Psalm 37 from the Bible. He taps the arm tattoo three times before shooting a free throw. His girl friend is the mother of 2 of his children.[22]

On November 5, 2009, Douglas-Roberts was diagnosed with the swine flu. He recovered and return to practice on November 12, 2009.

Douglas-Roberts suffered a retina tear in his eye during the 2010–11 pre-season. He began wearing protective eyewear after the surgery.[23]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chris Douglas-Roberts Recruiting Profile
  2. ^ Douglas-Roberts joins Memphis teammate Rose in entering the NBA draft
  3. ^ Bucks Acquire Douglas-Roberts in Trade with Nets
  4. ^ Virtus Bologna announces Chris Douglas-Roberts
  5. ^ Lakers Sign Chris Douglas-Roberts
  6. ^ Lakers Waive Chris Douglas-Roberts and Greg Somogyi
  7. ^ Dallas Mavericks sign Chris Douglas-Roberts and Melvin Ely
  8. ^ Dallas Mavericks waive Chris Douglas-Roberts and Melvin Ely
  9. ^ Full List of 2012 Returning, Affiliate and Local Tryout Players Invited to NBA D-League Training Camps
  10. ^ "Chris Douglas-Roberts Signs with Dallas Mavericks, Becomes Year's Fifth GATORADE Call-Up". NBA.com. December 23, 2012. Retrieved July 17, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Mavericks waive Chris Douglas-Roberts". InsideHoops.com. January 6, 2013. Retrieved July 17, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Mavs request waivers on Douglas-Roberts". NBA.com. January 6, 2013. Retrieved July 17, 2013. 
  13. ^ Lakers 2013 Summer League Roster
  14. ^ Knicks sign Chris Douglas-Roberts, waive Justin Brownlee
  15. ^ Knicks waive Ike Diogu, C.J. Leslie, Josh Powell, Jeremy Tyler, Chris Douglas-Roberts
  16. ^ Legends Complete Three Trades, Finalize Training Camp Roster
  17. ^ Cats Sign Douglas-Roberts, Waive Southerland
  18. ^ Notebook: Bobcats 95, Hawks 93
  19. ^ "Clippers Sign Chris Douglas-Roberts and Ekpe Udoh". NBA.com. September 3, 2014. Retrieved September 3, 2014. 
  20. ^ Boston Celtics Complete Three-Team Trade
  21. ^ Boston Celtics Waive Chris Douglas-Roberts
  22. ^ Memphis one win from national championship, one loss too many from greatness
  23. ^ Eye injury keeps Bucks' Douglas-Roberts off the court

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