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Douglas-Roberts could be a valuable asset if given the chance.
Career Per-Game Averages: 20.3 minutes, 7.5 points, 2.1 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 44.3 FG%
Chris Douglas-Roberts was so close to realizing his dream of playing with the Lakers, but, on the final day of training camp, he was let go.
The 26-year-old is eager to try again.
According to Alex Kennedy of HoopsWorld.com, playing with Los Angeles means a whole lot to Douglas-Roberts:
I think they’re interested. They were interested last year, but things happen. It was a numbers game, which I fully understand. But I definitely think this is a good fit and it’s why I’m back this summer.
I’m willing to die for this. It’s as simple as that.”
With the Lakers’ Summer League team, Douglas-Roberts made a case that he belongs, averaging 8.6 points, 1.8 assists and 1.6 rebounds over 23.2 minutes per game. He actually finished second on the team in assists.
For a second straight year, Douglas-Roberts will likely get the invite to training camp. But what does he bring to the team?
The four-year veteran has the talent to play at both shooting guard and small forward. Given time on the court, Douglas-Roberts tends to make the most of it—in 12 starts with the New Jersey Nets in 2009-10, he averaged 15.1 points and 5.0 rebounds on 41.7 percent shooting.
Los Angeles could use a guy like Douglas-Roberts off the bench.