Chris Douglas-Roberts is the latest NBA player to make his way overseas during the NBA lockout, as Italian side Virtus Bologna has announced the addition of the Milwaukee Bucks wing (via Sportando and HoopsHype). Douglas-Roberts, who played at Memphis and was drafted by the New Jersey Nets with the No. 40 pick overall in 2008, is an unrestricted free agent in the NBA. It's not clear whether his contract with Bologna includes a clause allowing him to return to the NBA should the lockout end. (UPDATE: Sportando reports that the team has confirmed that there is not an NBA opt-out clause in Douglas-Roberts' contract. He's in Italy for the year.) FIBA requires an opt-out clause be added to contracts only for players under NBA contract.
Three years in, it remains unclear what type of NBA role Douglas-Roberts will fill going forward. He's not a terribly prolific scorer (13 points per 36 minutes in each of his three seasons) or potent shooter (career 28.6 percent on three-pointers). He played 1,700 minutes for the awful 2009-10 Nets, but only got off the bench for a little more than half of Milwaukee's games last season.
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