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Strengths: Offensively, Douglas-Roberts’ slashing ability is one of the most creative and diverse in college basketball … This makes him a force in transition where he can finish with a number of runners, finger rolls, and floaters …These moves, coupled with his body control and long arms, enable him to convert in traffic … Earns a living on isolation plays where he can use his first step and ball handling ability to get past defenders … His dribble appears slow and loose, but it’s by actually design to set-up defenders into feeling comfortable to reach in, which then leads to his crossover hesitation or spin move to gain separation … Is comfortable slashing to the basket from either side of the basket and even utilizes the baseline for one of his floaters … Although not a long range shooter he has improved from three point range when his feet are set … Explosive scorer who has the confidence and ability to put up points in a hurry … Smooth player who plays the game effortlessly … Has become better at protecting the ball and not committing as many turnovers, which was a problem last year … Underrated passer who has decent court vision to recognize open teammates on drives … Displays great court savvy and clearly understands the game on many levels … Tough minded player who will play through pain as witnessed by the ankle he sprained during the NCAA tournament last year … Coachable player who has become much more dedicated to improving through off season workouts and gym time … Leadership skills have really blossomed this past season …

Weakness: Athletically, he is a decent athlete, but isn’t explosive with tremendous leaping ability or quickness … Needs to add more weight to his body, but there are some concerns that added weight could slow him down athletically … This lack of strength effects Douglas-Roberts on his drives to the basket where he struggles to finish after absorbing contact … Perimeter defense could hurt him on the next level due to his average lateral quickness, which prevents him from being able to keep up with athletic assignments … Needs to improve intensity level on the defensive end as he doesn’t fight through screens … While his initial separation is good enough to get into the lane, his lack of continuous explosiveness often prevents full separation and allows defenders to closely follow … Possesses 3-point range on his jump shot, but isn’t the consistent threat that his numbers would suggest … Upside isn’t very high due to his physical limitations … Could stand to fully incorporate a competent mid-range jumper as he prefers driving to the basket … Although not soft, Douglas-Roberts does not do a good job of initiating contact to get to the free throw line as much as someone with his slashing ability should … With the physical play and 82 game schedule of the NBA, Douglas-Roberts durability could be an area of concern if he isn’t able to add muscle …

Matthew Maurer - 1/28/08

Statistics

SEASONS

GP

FG%

3PT%

FT%

SPG

BPG

RPG

APG

PPG

2005-06 Memphis

34

53.1

31.0

74.5

0.8

0.4

3.3

1.5

8.3

2006-07 Memphis

35

54.3

32.8

73.2

1.1

0.5

3.4

1.7

15.4

2007-08 Memphis

40

54.1

41.3

71.2

1.2

0.5

4.1

1.8

18.1

DIV I Totals

109

53.9

35.4

72.9

1.0

0.5

3.6

1.7

14.2

 

Comments   

0 #7 kyle 2008-07-13 12:12
yall have not forgot there has been good 40th picks like monta ellis one who stands out. chris douglas is going to have to make teams pay for passing him up in the draft. i still say monta ellis should been a first round player.
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0 #6 Guest 2008-07-11 13:46
man someone must not no basketball, how can u say he is weak. chris plays the game so smooth it looks like he is using no effort. There is no way he should have went 40th he should have went to the cavs with the 19th pick but those teams will pay im sure he will start with the absence of richard jefferson
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0 #5 Guest 2008-06-28 14:59
This dude is good. 40th is way too low. He'll make opponents pay, and he is just flat out a good basketball player. He'll do whatever it takes to win. He actually is a good finisher, and finishes well at the basket. He abused UConn's Stanley Robinson seven times in one game, a player who is significantly more athletic than he is, but CDR is crafty and will get the job done. He actually gets to the free throw lane a lot in relation to his usage, and that's a faulty scouting report. He has good length to contest shots. The only thing is he'll have moments where he'll wear down and will have to fight through fatigue, but this guy could receive some major minutes next year off the bench. Keep on hating, because this guy's easily the best second rounder.
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0 #4 Guest 2008-06-28 14:16
Quoting Julien:
he fights though everything how could that be written


Man you don't know basketball CDR is weak man anybody who is semi-smart knows this. This Scouting Report is right on. Go back to nbadraft.net or draftexpress for BS scouting reports.
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0 #3 Julien 2008-06-28 12:04
he fights though everything how could that be written
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0 #2 Guest 2008-04-09 18:55
the man has a heart of a lion and an exciting game that i could watch every night
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0 #1 Ruzious 2008-02-28 07:42
I think you ought to take another look at him. He's significantly bigger than you list him at and more athletic than you give him credit for.
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