Call-Up Breakdown: Chris Douglas-Roberts to the Bobcats
Douglas-Roberts (career, per 36 minutes): 13.4 points, 44/28/83% shooting, 2.2 assists/1.8 turnovers per game
Henderson (career, per 36 minutes): 16.0 points, 44/27/79% shooting, 2.5 assists/1.8 turnovers per game
(The advanced stats back this up.)
That’s essentially what CDR can bring to the Bobcats (see the press release on his signing): a ready-made slasher/mid-range shooter who will keep the offense afloat with the second unit. He could be even more effective if he stays hot from beyond the arc (see his six-game shot chart with the Legends this season on the left), but years of evidence shows he more resembles the player from his 11-game stint last year (right).
That jibes with Charlotte’s style, as the Bobcats rank second-to-last in the league with 15.3 three-point attempts per game and sixth in the league with 25.7 mid-range attempts per game. They could use CDR’s touch, too -- despite that volume, their 34% shooting from mid-range ranks third-to-last.It’s a good fit by the numbers, but it remains to be seen whether a 26-year-old still searching for his niche at the next level has finally found it. “Everything is different now. When I first came out, I just expected everything to happen,” Douglas-Roberts told the New York Times in October while spending training camp with the Knicks. “I expected to be in the NBA. I was upset when I got picked late (40th overall). I didn’t know how much of a blessing it was just to be in NBA. So the last couple of years have made me appreciate the little things.”
“I don’t really want to resurface until I feel that I’m in the right position.”