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.