HoopsHype Chris Douglas-Roberts rumors

August 26, 2014 Updates

One strong free agent possibility is 27-year-old shooting guard Chris Douglas Roberts, though he can't sign until the aforementioned moves are made. Roberts averaged 6.9 points and 20.7 minutes for the Charlotte Hornets last season in 49 games. USA Today Sports

August 24, 2014 Updates

The Heat is serious about adding another shooting guard and a big man if it can find two good ones willing to take the veteran’s minimum. After recently working out Jordan Hamilton (who signed with Toronto) and Chris Douglas-Roberts, the Heat also has inquired about Leandro Barbosa and Jordan Crawford, who both hold appeal to Miami. Miami Herald

May 31, 2014 Updates

What are some of the things you wish you knew when you came into the league and what is the best advice you’ve been given? Chris Douglas-Roberts: If I could do all this shit over the same exact way, I would. My journey has made me the person I am today and I’m happy with who I’ve become. Every obstacle, I’ve learned valuable life lessons that I incorporate in my life every day. Even in my darkest times there was a lesson. I’ve mastered my mind where I have no bad days. I don’t have negative thoughts. If there is a moment where things aren’t going as planned, I find the positive in there and focus on that. If things went more smooth for me, I probably wouldn’t have that mentality. My journey has also given me the mentality that the weak must die. Its not fair, but that’s what it takes to be be successful in professional sports. This is a war. You have to strategize and conquer to reach your goals. The reason I’m back where I am is because I learned strategy and I learned the weak must die in this. All learned from my journey and mistakes. You have to always find a way. My strategy was to dominate D-League (kill the weaker competition) (no disrespect) and eliminate all the possible liabilities. The main one I wanted to eliminate was that I could only score when dominating the ball. So Raft (my trainer) and I set a goal. Which was to shoot 40% from three and be top-20 in the league in three-point shooting. And I did it! That’s just one of many. All strategy. Triangle Offense

Chris Douglas-Roberts: I’ve gotten so much advice in this journey. Two that stand out are from my homie [music producer] Chase N. Cashe and my other homie Bean [Kobe Bryant]. One night Chase and I were talking when I was with the Knicks. Things were looking shaky I could see what was coming and I just couldn’t figure out what to do to break through. I knew I had game and so much to offer, but I couldn’t get over this damn hump. So him and I are talking in Harlem and somewhere in the conversation he just told me “figure it out.” Nothing more, nothing less. Just “figure it out.” It seems like something simple but its life. You have to figure this shit out. Nobody cares about your problems. Figure it out or be another statistic or pity story. Well, thats how I took it. After that, I put it all on me. Fired the agent I had at the time and put my future in my hands. I said if I don’t make it it’s on me and nobody else. And I figured it out. Bean basically told me something similar. He told me to go be special. He told me that the only person that is stopping me is me. He told me that I don’t give myself enough credit and once I do I’ll break through. Whoever you have to kill to get to where you’re going just kill them. It’s not personal. Bean respects my game so he really wants to see me do well. He’s a basketball fan before anything. Triangle Offense

How would you sum up the CDR movement to someone who might not have encountered it yet? Chris Douglas-Roberts: Rockstar life, Holly. I was saying this when I didn’t have a clue what the hell my future held. You have to know you’re a Rockstar when only 8 people are coming to your shows and you’re dressing room is storage room where they keep the mop bucket. It’s all about how you carry yourself and your attitude during adversity. Like I said, I feel I have a responsibility. I represent the progress for a lot of people out here. A lot of high school kids in Charlotte call me Dad when they see me. But seriously, I’m like the underground artist with the cult following selling out shows in smaller venues. I’m independent right now, but I’m doing good enough where I’m not really trying to sign a deal with a major label. Triangle Offense

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The following players cannot be dealt at all this season: Alexis Ajinca — New Orleans Pelicans; D.J. Augustin — Chicago Bulls; Andrew Bogut — Golden State Warriors; Kobe Bryant — Los Angeles Lakers; Seth Curry — Memphis Grizzlies; Chris Douglas-Roberts — Charlotte Bobcats; Stephen Jackson — Los Angeles Clippers; James Johnson — Memphis Grizzlies; Kendall Marshall — Los Angeles Lakers; Malcolm Thomas — San Antonio Spurs. HoopsWorld

December 12, 2013 Updates

Douglas-Roberts was fine with that because he wanted one more chance, the one the Bobcats offered Tuesday. “Nothing bothers me,” Douglas-Roberts said. “I’m just here to play basketball.” That’s the message he delivered Tuesday night to Kidd-Gilchrist, the protégé he calls “little cousin.” “I told him you have to embrace all the pressure (of being the No. 2 overall pick). Never shy away from it,” Douglas-Roberts said. “You want people criticizing you. You want the media talking about you, positively or negatively.” Charlotte Observer

December 11, 2013 Updates

“It’s the NBA, he knows it. When he’s in there, we’ll be careful what we run, but he needs to be ready by Friday (against the Indiana Pacers). That’s a big part of why he’s here. I was around him for a month (as an assistant with the Los Angeles Lakers). He picks things up quickly. I trust him as a competitor. I told him, ‘The reason you’re here is because you may be needed, so we need you ready’,” Steve Clifford said. Charlotte Observer

Charlotte Bobcats President of Basketball Operations Rod Higgins announced today that the team has signed free agent guard/forward Chris Douglas-Roberts and waived forward James Southerland. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Douglas-Roberts, who was playing with the NBA D-League Texas Legends, becomes the fifth D-League Gatorade Call-Up of the 2013-14 season. NBA.com

December 10, 2013 Updates
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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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