Chris Douglas-Roberts

Chris Douglas - Roberts, nicknamed CDR ( born January 8, 1987 in Detroit, Michigan ) is an American professional basketball player who plays regularly on the position of the Shooting Guards.


High school

In his high school days Douglas - Roberts played for the Cass Technical High School and Northwestern. In the years 2003 and 2004 he contributed on average a remarkable 28 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists per game. Following the 2004 season, he transferred to Northwestern High School, where his stats fell to 13.8 points and 5.4 rebounds per game.


Douglas - Roberts was active during his college years (2005-2008) for the Memphis Tiger's, the Mr. Basketball team from Memphis State University. In 2008, he reached with his team second place in the national discharged NCAA tournaments of the college teams with a points average of 23.3 points per game.


In 2008 he took part in the annual NBA Draft and was selected as number 40 pick in the second round by the New Jersey Nets, for whom he played until 2010. Before the season 2010/11 he was getraded for the 2012 NBA Draft to the Milwaukee Bucks for a second round pick, for which he played one season.


During the NBA lockout of 2011, Douglas - Roberts played for the club Virtus Bologna in the Italian A series. There he took it as a starter to 12.3 points and 3.0 rebounds per game.

Back in the NBA

For the NBA season 2012/13 he was hired by the Los Angeles Lakers and discharged on 22 October 2012. On October 25, he was taken by the Dallas Mavericks under contract. However, his contract was terminated in Dallas again will close on October 30th.

Development League

After Douglas - Roberts could not find a club in the NBA, he joined the NBA Development League and signed a contract with the Texas Legends, the Dallas Mavericks farm team.


In preparation for the season 2010/11 Douglas - Roberts suffered a tear in the retina of the right eye, which had to be operated on. After surgery, he returned to the season with the Milwaukee Bucks and now bears a striking feature during the games goggles.

Also striking is a large tattoo on his right upper arm, showing the Psalm 37, verses 1-3 and part of his ritual at free throws is where he touched it before each experiment three times.

In November 2009 he fell ill with swine flu, from which he recovered within a few days and his former team, the New Jersey Nets, again stood as a player.