It just boggles the mine that the missing piece is right there for the taking and we are not giving him a chance. This team could really use another SF with Ebanks making showing he is consistent with his results. He can't create off the dribble nor shoot as a Ariza did. Metta and Kobe are older players who need proper depth at this position. In this fast pace offense we need more guys who are quick, can shoot, and would be a great asset if they can create off the dribble. Metta can roam off at the 4-3 positions but it is hard for him to do this, with our small forward line up. Jamison has been iffy at that spot (lacks the quickness), Earl can't shoot. Even if we play Kobe more at 3, increase Meeks minutes we could still use another swing man. The teams window is now! It's sad but Kobe only has a Kobe more years of greatness, and Nash only has 1 or 2 years left. What is the point of trying to develop Johnson Odom? Kobe will be here until 2014, and Meeks has proven his worth. Morris is stuck here but he is more then capable of playing 2 or Blake. DJO ceiling is a of a raw role player, but we need help on the bench.
Laker Management needs to give CDR a chance.
Born January 8, 1987 (age 25)
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Coming out of high school Douglas-Roberts was considered one of the best prospects available. He eventually chose the University of Memphis. During his freshman season he played in 34 games starting 25. He finished the season averaging 8.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 1.5 assists per game. Because of his great play he was on the Conference USA All-Freshman Team. During his sophomore season he started all 35 games he played in. He led the Tigers with 15.4 points per game and received many honors including All-Conference USA first team and Associated Press All-America honorable mention among others. During his junior year he helped the Tigers reach the 2008 NCAA Tournament, averaging 23.3 points over six games as the Tigers finished in second place, losing in the National Championship game to the Kansas Jayhawks 75–68 in overtime. There were times when he was the best player on the court against the likes of Russell Westbrook and Kevin Love.
During the 2011 NBA lockout, Douglas-Roberts joined Virtus Bologna in Italy.
NOT because he sucked
2009–10 New Jersey 67 38 25.8 .445 .259 .847 3.0 1.4 .8 .3 9.8PPG
2010–11 Milwaukee 44 12 20.1 .429 .326 .831 2.0 1.1 .7 .3 7.3PPG
12-13 TEX 5 5 38.6 0.500 0.409 0.894 1.0 4.4 5.4 3.6 2.0 0.6 4.20 1.80 27.8
Guys he is the number ranked D LEAGUE player in the position of need.He can shoot, he is shooting 40 percent from 3 in the d league. Long at 6'7 young 25, can score the basketball! One of Mike Browns mistakes was not giving him a chance, but in this new system he would be the perfect fit!
Playoff rotation! Bring Casspi or Ariza back home for a Title Run Mitch!!!