|Drafted By:||New Jersey|
Chris Douglas-Roberts (born January 8, 1987 in Detroit, Michigan) was signed as a free agent by the Dallas Mavericks on December 22, 2012.
Douglas-Roberts, a high school phenom from Cass Tech in Detroit, chose to play his college ball at the University of Memphis. As a freshman, he saw action in 34 games and was named to the Conference USA All-Freshman team while averaging 8.3 points per game.
The next season he increased his scoring average to 15.5 ppg while making the Conference USA All-Conference First Team and was an honorable mention Associated Press All-American.
2007-2008 saw the 6'7 guard hit his stride at Memphis as he led the Tigers to the NCAA National Championship game. In a very bittersweet performance Douglas-Roberts, who was named a first team All-American that season, missed a jumper and three free throws in the final 1:15 of regulation of the Championship game as Memphis fell just short.
Declaring himself an early entrant to the NBA Draft, Douglas-Roberts was selected in the second round of the 2008 draft by the New Jersey Nets. Paying his dues his rookie season, he saw action in only 44 games averaging 4.9 points and 1.1 rebounds.
Far from a sophomore jinx, Douglas-Roberts had a nice second season in the league as he doubled both his scoring average (9.8 ppg) and rebounds (3.0 rpg) and played in 67 of the Nets' games. Despite those improved numbers, he was traded by New Jersey to the Milwaukee Bucks for a 2012 second round draft pick.
Before the season ever started, Douglas-Roberts suffered a torn retina during an exhibition game which limited him in the 2010-2011 season to only 44 games. He and the Bucks parted ways after only one year. The next season began with a lockout in the NBA and Douglas-Roberts went to Italy to play.
Returning to the States, Douglas-Roberts signed a training camp deal with the Los Angeles Lakers but was released shortly before the season. He came to Dallas on October 27 for a quick try out and while he didn't stick with the Mavs, he was able to catch on with the Texas Legends of the NBA D-League. In 11 games with the Legends he averaged a league-high 22.5 points on 49.4 percent shooting.
That performance earned him a look from the Mavs and he signed a free agent deal with Dallas on December 22, 2012. Seeing action in only six games, Douglas-Roberts averaged 2.8 points and 0.8 rebounds in 10.5 minutes. He was released by the team on January 6, 2013.
He played on the Los Angeles Lakers' Las Vegas summer league team in the summer of 2013 but didn't catch on. On October 2, he signed with the New York Knicks and was invited to training camp but was released just prior to the season on October 25.
He began the 2013-2014 season returning to the Texas Legends before the Charlotte Bobcats signed him as a free agent on December 11, 2013. Playing one season there, he played in 49 games averaging 6.9 points in 20.7 ppg. The Bobcats made the playoffs that year and Douglas-Roberts saw action in four games.
Signing a free agent deal with the Los Angeles Clippers on September 3, 2014 he was in 12 games posting 1.6 ppg in 8.6 minutes. On January 15, 2015 he was involved in a three-team trade that sent him to the Boston Celtics where he was released three days later.