Report: Clippers close to deal with Chris Douglas-Roberts
Doc Rivers is rounding out his Clippers roster. He’s bringing back Hedo Turkoglu to have a little size and shooting (44 percent from three with the team last year), plus Chris Paul said the Clippers need consistency to take the next step and a veteran like Turkoglu helps provide that.
The Clips also would like to land Ray Allen, but he has options… if he even wants to play next season.
Now comes word they also may bring back Chris Douglas-Roberts.From Dan Woike of the Orange County Register.
The team is also close to an agreement with free-agent Chris Douglas-Roberts.
Douglas-Roberts, a 6-foot-7 wing player, spent last season with Charlotte, averaging 6.9 points in 49 games. In four playoff games against Miami, Douglas-Roberts averaged 9.5 points in 17.5 minutes per game. Douglas-Roberts would make $1.06 million on a one-year, veteran’s minimum deal.
On a minimum deal for wing depth, this would be a solid get. Douglas-Roberts came into the NBA in desperate need of a jump shot but last season in Charlotte more than half his shots came from three and he hit a good 38 percent of them (he shot well from the corners).
Douglas-Roberts got a fair amount of run the second half of the season in Charlotte when injuries (Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Jeff Taylor) forced him into the rotation — and CDR was solid. His effort and threes made him a fan favorite. He also defends well, which every team could use, certainly the Clippers.
The Clippers will start Matt Barnes at the three but need some bodies there, someone to get minutes besides Reggie Bullock. CDR would be a quality addition, especially at the minimum.