therealdeal wrote:We've got one more guard spot open and I think that's about it.
I wouldn't be surprised at all to see Douglas-Roberts get that spot. I think it's almost guaranteed to him at this point.
Your 2013-2014 Los Angeles Lakers:
man you sure do like this CDR guy, even after the horrible summer league performance?
I've read a lot of articles about Douglas-Roberts' performance in the Summer League and he approached it differently than the other players. They wanted leadership out of him and they wanted him to show a more diversified game than just a scorer. So he was a little bit off, but he did average (I think) the second highest assists on the team and he was among the leader in steals. After reading that the team WANTED him to look different, I understood what I was watching and changed my opinion. The only time I was REALLY disappointed in him was those two turnovers late against Milwaukee.
Not to mention, it's not necessarily ME being high on him, but the team. I'm pretty sure he's a lock for a camp invite and I'm pretty sure he's had extensive conversations with the team. They like him. He's a high character guy, still relatively young, and he's got Kobe's respect. Those are all great things for the team this season. I would be more shocked to hear that he WASN'T among the top contenders to make the team at this point.