Douglas amassed 11 points (4-11 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two assists, a rebound and a pair of steals over 24 minutes in Friday's 111-90 loss to the Clippers. The veteran guard filled out the stat sheet nicely while posting his first double-digit scoring performance in over two weeks. It was also the first time that Douglas had been on the floor over 20 minutes since that Nov. 11 contest against the Hawks, with the 29-year-old typically playing minutes in the teens the majority of nights so far this season. Douglas' court time (16.9 minutes per game) appears to be too limited to make him an appealing fantasy option, except for perhaps in very deep leagues.
Douglas tied his season high with 17 points (5-8 FG, 2-2 FT, 5-7 3Pt) in Tuesday's win over the Mavericks. He also added an assist and a rebound over his 25 minutes. Douglas has seen 25-plus minutes in each of the Pelicans' past two games, and with Jrue Holiday (rest) on track to miss the second half of the team's back-to-back set Wednesday against the Hawks, Douglas should be in line for plenty of playing time once again. Though Ish Smith will likely serve as the starting point guard Wednesday and dominate the minutes, the widespread injuries across the roster virtually assure that Douglas will be a rotation member until at least December.
Douglas scored 17 points on 7-of-12 shooting to go along with four assists, three rebounds, and a steal in his season debut with New Orleans. The Pelicans clearly thought highly of the former Florida State guard to pull the plug on the Nate Robinson experiment after just two games. Douglas played 23 minutes compared to just 11 for Ish Smith, and should continue to see significant playing time in the New Orleans backcourt while Tyreke Evans and Norris Cole remain sidelined.
Douglas officially signed with the Pelicans on Friday, John Reid of the Times-Picayune reports. Douglas was waived by the Pacers on Monday, but didn't last long on the open market and will sign with the Pelicans. With both Norris Cole (ankle) and Tyreke Evans (knee) still sidelined with their respective injuries, and Jrue Holiday still on a minutes restriction, Douglas provides a much needed boost to the Pelicans' backcourt depth. Look for him to battle Ish Smith for minutes behind both Holiday and Eric Gordon.
Douglas was waived by the Pacers on Monday. The veteran played sparingly in five preseason games, averaging 6.6 points and 1.6 assists per game. He'll likely attempt to find another NBA home before potentially looking to play in the D-League or overseas. The 29th overall pick in the 2009 draft, Douglas has appeared in 309 career games for the Pelicans, Heat, Warriors, Kings, Rockets and Knicks.
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