After flirting with the Lakers the last few years, Chris Douglas-Roberts has signed with the Knicks for a non-guaranteed deal. Douglas-Roberts spent some time with the Mavericks last year, and was on the Lakers’ Summer League squad this past July. His signing was first reported by Newsday:
The Knicks signed onetime Net Chris Douglas-Roberts today, and waived forward Justin Brownlee.
Douglas-Roberts, 26, holds career averages of 7.5 points in 161 games over four seasons with the Nets, Bucks and Mavericks.
The 6-foot-7 swingman, who played his college ball at Memphis, averaged 17.9 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.9 assists for the Texas Legends of the NBA D-League last year.
He’s been trying to make a guaranteed spot on an NBA roster for sometime now, and it seems he has no interest going overseas. Douglas-Roberts probably won’t make the Knicks this season, but he is certainly a decent player to bring in to camp. The Knicks offense is predicated around 3 pointers, so if he can shoot the lights out in camp, you never know. Mike Woodson spoke on what his role might be, per Newsday:
“We had him in earlier in the month,” Mike Woodson said. “We brought him back. He’s been around the league. He’s a kid that can score the basketball. we know that. He’s going to be a part of our training camp, see how he fits in.”
Woodson said there’s a chance Brownlee, the former St. John’s forward, could be on the Knicks D-League team, the Erie Bayhawks.
Good luck to Chris, and all the training camp invites. Accepting a role in the D-League could help guys in the long run.