Douglas-Roberts was waived by the Pelicans on Friday, Jim Eichenhofer of Pelicans.com reports. While he had arguably the best hair on the roster, Douglas-Roberts failed to impress in the preseason, struggling from the field in five appearances. The former Memphis standout has played for four teams since 2010-11 but hasn't held a truly significant role since appearing in 49 games and average 20.7 minutes for the Hornets in 2013-14. Douglas-Roberts will look to latch on with another team at some point, but he could end up in the D-League or overseas.
Douglas-Roberts scored five points in 19 minutes, all from the free-throw line, to go along with a rebound and three steals Monday in the Pelicans' loss to the Rockets. Douglas-Roberts only shot the ball once from the field, but still managed to score five points coming off the bench. He saw an increase in playing time due to the injuries to Tyreke Evans (knee) and Luke Babbitt (hamstring), but Douglas-Roberts did see similar minutes to Alonzo Gee, his main competition for minutes off the bench. In fact, Douglas-Roberts looked better than Gee in the box score, but the 28-year-old will probably still be relegated to a lower bench role once Evans and Babbitt are playing.
The Celtics have waived forward Chris Douglas-Roberts, the team announced Sunday. Douglas-Roberts did not play a game for Boston after being traded from the Clippers. He is averaging 1.6 points and 1.0 rebounds in 12 games this season.
The Celtics announced the three-team trade which sends Austin Rivers to the Clippers, has been completed Thursday. In exchange for Rivers, the Celtics will receive a second-round pick and Chris Douglas-Roberts from the Clippers. The Clippers will send guard Reggie Bullock to the Suns, with the Suns sending forward Shavlik Randolph to the Celtics. The Celtics also receive a $2.4 million trade exception. Rivers is the son of Clippers coach Doc Rivers. Despite the appearance of nepotism, Doc Rivers said he is willing to coach his son, reports the Los Angeles Times. "I think a year ago I probably wouldn't, but I think I would for sure," Rivers said. "I think this team could handle that. He's a downhill guard, which is something we need, so I certainly would."
The Clippers acquired guard Austin Rivers in a trade with the Celtics on Thursday, sources told NBA.com. In exchange for Rivers, the Celtics will receive Suns forward Shavlik Randolph, while the Suns will receive Clippers guard Reggie Bullock. The Celtics will also receive a second-round pick from the Clippers in the 2017 draft and Chris Douglas-Roberts, reports the Boston Herald. Douglas-Roberts is expetced to be waived. Rivers is the son of Clippers coach Doc Rivers. Despite the appearance of nepotism, Doc Rivers said he is willing to coach his son, reports the Los Angeles Times. "I think a year ago I probably wouldn't, but I think I would for sure," Rivers said. "I think this team could handle that. He's a downhill guard, which is something we need, so I certainly would."
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