HoopsHype Chris Douglas-Roberts rumors

December 9, 2013 Updates

It’s unclear how long Ledo will be with the Legends. The Mavericks’ roster is log-jammed at the shooting guard and small forward positions, and because Ledo is such a young, raw talent, playing time of any kind is the most important thing for his development. One of those players is Douglas-Roberts, who said he’ll try to help Ledo’s development. “I don’t know how long he’s gonna be down here, but I definitely plan on staying in his ear a little bit, kind of showing him the ropes,” he said. NBA.com

November 29, 2013 Updates

“Being a professional, there’s always going to be something, no matter what profession you’re in,” he said. “There’s always going to be other things going on, a possible controversy in the work place. That’s just a part of it. You have to just focus on you – get better every day, being positive every day.” As one of the more accomplished players in the D-League, it seems likely that Douglas-Roberts will get another call to play in the NBA. If he continues to approach a 50/40/90 line, that call might come sooner than later. Douglas-Roberts just wants that chance. Many players in recent years have stood out in the D-League before making an impact on an NBA roster. James Anderson, for example, played with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers last season and is now starting for the Philadelphia 76ers. NBA.com

There seems to be no consensus among writers when it comes to characterizing Douglas-Roberts’ game. He’s a scorer, he’s a jack-of-all-trades guy, he’s good at many things but not great at enough, he’s inefficient. When he played in Las Vegas with the Lakers’ summer league squad, Douglas-Roberts said he heard the criticism, and tried to demonstrate what else he can do besides score. He averaged 8.6 points and a shade under 2 assists per game. “Everybody was expecting me to go and average 25,” he said. “I go back to being positive and remaining focused … I went down there and I was hearing all this stuff like ‘he’s just a scorer, he’s not scoring.’” NBA.com

October 27, 2013 Updates

Chris Douglas-Roberts: A lot of ppl wondered why Bean spoke so highly of me last yr. First day of camp Mike Brown tried to throw me in the fire right away. Made me & Bean 1 on 1 partners for the whole first practice. What Mike Brown didn't know is that's what I was waiting for. That whole day we went head up. At one point it damn near came to blows bc Bean will do anything for an edge. So he was elbowing me on the low for separation & I couldn't let that go as a competitor. As a man. The refs were too scared to call the foul bc he was intimidating them all practice. But at then end it was all love. The respect is mutual. Gave me some pointers that are priceless. It's a misconception on Bean. Ppl think he's a sucker...hard to play with. It's just that he expects the most of his teammates bc he works so hard. Easily realist hooper I've met. He never lies and I respect that. #ClosestThingtoJordan #HeNeverSleepsEither #ImOutSeguir Instagram

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“Everything is different now,” said Douglas-Roberts, 26, who once starred alongside Derrick Rose at the University of Memphis before the Nets made him the 40th selection in the 2008 draft, which turned out to be the first of several hard lessons. Douglas-Roberts considered himself a first-round pick. “When I first came out, I just expected everything to happen,” he said. “I expected to be in the N.B.A. I was upset when I got picked late. I didn’t know how much of a blessing it was just to be in the N.B.A. So the last couple of years have made me appreciate the little things.” New York Times

His career was so unsettled that he spent part of last season with the Texas Legends of the D-League. In his debut with the team, he finished with 49 points and 8 assists. In 11 games, he averaged 22.5 points on 49.4 percent shooting, according to the Legends. He said he was channeling a lot of rage. “Let’s be honest, man: I didn’t want to be there,” he said. “I just wanted to destroy the competition, you know? I wanted to prove to everybody that I was the best player in the D- League.” A subsequent six-game cameo with the Dallas Mavericks ended with his release. “And then I didn’t get another call,” he said. “I had to do some soul searching and kind of find out what’s going on.” New York Times

In recent weeks, Douglas-Roberts has worked out at a high school near his home in Frisco, Tex. He spent time with his fiancée and their two young children. Wanting more independence, he fired his agent. He changed his phone number to limit distractions. It was a bit of a miracle that the Knicks even knew how to reach him. “I’ve honestly been kind of embarrassed,” he said. “I don’t really want to resurface until I feel that I’m in the right position.” New York Times

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Now, the 26-year-old is back with the Lakers, playing with their NBA Summer League team in Las Vegas. He’ll likely attend training camp with L.A. and have another shot at making their regular season roster. “I think they’re interested,” Douglas-Roberts said of the Lakers. “They were interested last year, but things happen. It was a numbers game, which I fully understand. But I definitely think this is good a fit and it’s why I’m back this summer. “I’ve gotten great feedback. We had a great week of work and practice. We were doing two-a-days for four days straight. I feel like I practiced well, making guys better and getting guys involved. So far, I haven’t gotten anything but positive feedback.” HoopsWorld

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DV: If you were to team up with any design house who’s one would you team with? I could see you with Givenchy. Chris Douglas-Roberts: “Funny you said Givenchy. I love Givenchy. I couldn’t believe they put studs on the sneakers they released last season though. That’s so not Givenchy. We all love Givenchy for their classy sophisticated designs. I think they got a little caught up in the moment with that idea. But I’d team up with Tom Ford or Balmain. Those two designers are so wavy to me for difference reasons. Tom Ford is the ultimate chic. The most matured look in the business to me. And Balmain is the embodiment of high fashion. That Balmain shit inspires you when you see it. The wave of all waves.” Humble Flashy

DV: What’s your favorite brand? CDR: “My favorite brand as of today would be Maison Martin Margiela. They’re so consistent. You know what you’re getting from them. Quality high end shit. You see those patent leather red sneakers they just dropped? Sick.” Humble Flashy

DV: Have you considered designing a line of clothes? Men’s wear? Evening? Street wear? Etc.. CDR: “Yes! A street wear line. I got some small shit in the works. I already have a name and logo. We are still moving forward with the formation of my Limited Liability Company. It has been officially formed in The State of Georgia. Next step…..we will apply for an EIN #. I think it can compete with the upper street wear brands out there. I don’t even want people to know its my brand, honestly. It’s in the pot cookin though. Make sure I send you some to wear.” Humble Flashy

March 15, 2013 Updates

In addition to West, Chris Douglas-Roberts has also reportedly remained in Texas over the last month, working with officials from the Mavericks/Legends as he awaits his next shot as well. The versatile swingman tore up the NBA D-League to start the season and was subsequently called up to Dallas. Despite his strong showings at both levels, CDR was waived in January. It's unknown whether or not he too will re-join the Legends alongside West at some point soon. Ridiculous Upside

March 9, 2013 Updates

General manager Bob Myers said he had cordial talks with Jackson daily about who might fit and reiterated that it didn’t make any sense to bring in a player to sit on the bench. There was some talk about guards Maalik Wayns and Chris Douglas-Roberts, forwards Josh Childress, Dominic McGuire and Chris Wright and center Mickell Gladness. But the Warriors agreed that Thomas was the right guy, because he’s a defense-first wing who is athletic enough to finish in transition – some of the very attributes the Warriors lost when Brandon Rush tore his anterior cruciate ligment in the season’s second game. San Francisco Chronicle

January 6, 2013 Updates

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