Keith Langlois of Pistons.com:
Detroit native Chris Douglas-Roberts practicing with #Pistons but not part of Summer team. Played in China last season.
Detroit native Chris Douglas-Roberts practicing with #Pistons but not part of Summer team. Played in China last season.
Jul 6, 2012 • 12:42 pmby Todd
I would love to see a humbled form of CDR with the Pistons. He could serve as a backup two or three.
However, we seem to have a glut of players and the chances of him catching on with the roster is between slim and none!
Jul 6, 2012 • 12:46 pmby Patrick Hayes
I’m a huge, huge CDR fan. Would love to see them find a spot for him.
Jul 6, 2012 • 1:53 pmby Tyson
CDR is extremely underrated and always has been… His last year at Detroit Northwestern HS he CLEARLY should have been given the Mr. Basketball award as best player in the state, how the heck did super recruiter john calipari find him and steal him from U of M and MSU?!?… He and Derrick Rose were bar none the BEST backcourt in college basketball back at U of Memphis… CDR would be an EXCELLENT addition to our club and much needed boost to our overall talent!!!!! Not to mention his price tag is probably still reasonable!
Jul 6, 2012 • 1:55 pmby MrHappyMushroom
Where’s the room? Team still needs a guy who is a passer.
Jul 6, 2012 • 2:00 pmby Patrick Hayes
I believe that was the year Manny Harris won Mr. BB, right? Kalin Lucas and Dar Tucker were also in that class. I like CDR a lot, but it would be tough to say he was a better HS player than those guys. Better college and pro player for sure, but those guys were all really good in HS.
Jul 6, 2012 • 2:10 pmby Willy
CDR graduated before Manny Harris, the Mr.Basketball trophy went to Wilson Chandler of Benton Harbor who admitted in his Free Press article that CDR deserved the award more. CDR was disqualified from the voting because he transferred from Cass Tech and missed the 1st half of season.
Jul 6, 2012 • 2:12 pmby Patrick Hayes
Oh, my fault, looked at the wrong year.
Jul 6, 2012 • 2:25 pmby Mark
I’d move Daye in a minute to add CDR. We have a glut at SF, but if we get rid of one of the SF’s then it’ll make so difference if we add CDR, in terms of room for him.
Jul 6, 2012 • 2:26 pmby Mark
edit: “no”, not “so”.
You guys really need to add an edit function to your comments section.
Jul 6, 2012 • 2:44 pmby sop
The question is if Ben Wallace is coming back to “mentor” Drummond.
There are actually a number of good Combo Guards/SGs still available: Lou Williams, OJ Mayo, Kirk Hinrich, Ray Felton, Courtney Lee. But CDR (or maybe Lou Williams) are probably the most comfortable coming off the bench.
The question is also if the Pistons want to have real cap space next summer to sign an All-Star level player. If so, then they can’t sign even a medium sized contract this summer.
Jul 6, 2012 • 3:01 pmby sop
BTW Free Agent Targets next summer could be: Al Jefferson, Josh Smith, Serge Ibaka, James Harden, Tyreke Evans, Steph Curry, and Andrew Bynum. (not to mention D Howard, CP3, and David West could on the market AGAIN)
Jul 6, 2012 • 2:47 pmby Byron
This guy refused to work out for us because we didn’t pick until 29, then swore vengeance against all the teams that passed on him when he fell into the 2nd round, right? I would love to invite and cut that guy.
Jul 6, 2012 • 3:23 pmby Willy
CDR is possibly the BEST SG on the roster as of now. Stuckey will be moved by deadline I think. Why not add a 6’7 SG to the roster? It makes sense to me, but I’m not the GM. But let’s remember, if he’s there in Orlando, someone definitely INVITED him. Interesting
Jul 6, 2012 • 3:52 pmby acr
You’re joking, right? ”The BEST SG on the roster”?
Jul 6, 2012 • 4:10 pmby Patrick Hayes
Yeah, second acr there … he can’t be the ‘best SG on the roster’ since he’s not actually on the roster.
I like CDR as a reserve wing. He’s not better than Stuckey though.
Jul 6, 2012 • 3:44 pmby DoctorDaveT
@Mark – Daye’s trade value is near zero. Maybe a late second round pick? What is anyone’s incentive to trade for Daye?
@Byron – because he was immature, you want Joe D to be? If he can play, sign him; if he can’t, cut him. But certainly not for spite. Grow up.
@Willy – CDR is not on the summer team. Just practice (Where’s Iverson when you’re prac-tiss-ing?) Also – at this point, Stuckey isn’t going anywhere. Outside of Prince (and hopefully Wallace), he is the Veteran on team.
@All – Right now the Pistons are BIG. We need another guard on the team. CDR may fit the bill.
Jul 6, 2012 • 4:14 pmby Byron
Doctor Dave, I wasn’t being completely literal. How many games do you think he’d have to help us win for me to forget all about his draft-workout shenanigans? I’m sorry you mistook my comment on a blog post for a sworn statement. Your insult at the end was completely unnecessary.
Jul 6, 2012 • 3:46 pmby jones
cdr has stated in numerous interviews that he never refused to workout for pistons on draft day. cdr played for lawrence frank in nj and avged 18 a game before kiki became coach and benched him for yi jianlian.
Jul 6, 2012 • 4:03 pmby Willy
@jones Exactly. Also CDR played out of position at SF and his numbers were 18ppg/6rebs per game before Kiki. And I can rephrase that earlier comment by saying CDR may be better than any SG that’s on the Pistons roster. Granted he Isn’t on their roster. Stuckey is ok, but I don’t think he can outplay CDR if both were given the same minutes. Lawrence Frank is very fond of CDR and loved him as a player in NJ
Jul 6, 2012 • 4:04 pmby acr
Seriously guys? CDR would barely be in the rotation if he were added to the team. C’mon. Here’s what Hollinger says about him from his season preview from last year – keeping in mind that he usually says something good about a player in his player profiles:
• Herky-jerky left-handed scorer with hunched-over posture. Poor outside shooter.
• Likes 1-on-1 play, but average athlete who struggles to finish against size.
• Defensive liability. Quick hands but slow feet and no strength. Poor rebounder.
OK, we get it. He’s a fifth wing. CD-R isn’t particularly awful at any one thing, but because he’s mediocre at virtually everything, it’s tough to justify why you’d put him in the rotation.”
I’m all for giving the guy a shot if he deserves it, but be reasonable now…
Jul 9, 2012 • 2:08 pmby DeadEye
poor outside shooter, check his stats! some people just want to be seen/heard!
Jul 6, 2012 • 4:42 pmby domnick
joe is not done dealing… that might give room for CDR.. if they deal AD , Tay and CV.. then wow…
Jul 6, 2012 • 4:55 pmby Patrick Hayes
Wait what? By ‘AD’ are you suggesting they might deal Drummond?
Jul 6, 2012 • 5:08 pmby Scott Free
I HOPE he means Austin Daye.
Jul 6, 2012 • 5:10 pmby Patrick Hayes
Haha … that makes more sense. I forgot about him. Drummond was the only one I could think of with those initials.
Jul 6, 2012 • 11:56 pmby D_S_V
“I forgot about him. Drummond was the only one I could think of with those initials.”
That sentence speaks volumes about Daye’s career.
Jul 7, 2012 • 9:28 amby J.S.
Maybe they should be referred to as ad and AD
Jul 6, 2012 • 5:11 pmby Reaction
I think he means Austin Daye
Jul 6, 2012 • 5:09 pmby Willy
@acr I can’t take Hollinger seriously in that report simply because CDR is NOT left handed. Tells me he HASN’T even watched CDR before giving his analysis. All I can tell you is CDR put up solid numbers in ITALY not China. The Euroleague is much more structured and competitive. I bet Lawrence Frank won’t hesitate to make a roster spot for this guy.
Jul 6, 2012 • 5:17 pmby acr
alright on the Hollinger critique, but do you seriously think that he’s better than Stuckey? I think that’s quite optimistic for the guy. like i said, give him a shot at the roster if he deserves it, but i still don’t see him being more than the 2nd or 3rd wing off the bench…
Jul 6, 2012 • 5:25 pmby Willy
@acr why yes, if given the SAME opportunity as Stuckey, I think CDR could easily out produce him all the way across the board. First, he has True NBA SG size. He’s taller at 6’7 compared , can handle the ball, defend bigger players (as shown while playing SF), and he’s more of a natural pure scorer than Stuckey. And please do me a favor of naming the 2-3 wing players on this current Pistons roster BETTER than CDR. I’m waiting
Jul 6, 2012 • 5:51 pmby acr
Rodney Stuckey, Tayshaun Prince, and Corey Maggette are all better than CDR, in my opinion. You could add Jerebko to that list if you like, since he plays 3 at times as well, depending on situations. Now, of course I would love a young, athletic SF instead of Prince or Maggette, I just don’t think that CDR is that guy. I haven’t watched him in Italy, so I can’t speak to that. Hey, I hope I’m wrong – maybe he gives us something. But we just drafted Middleton to do pretty much the same things that CDR would do – and he supposedly is a better shooter/scorer. And, I’m sorry, there is no way, even given the same amount of playing time, that he is better than Stuckey.
Jul 6, 2012 • 5:25 pmby DasMark
I believe a lot of guys on here are romanticizing CDR because he’s a Michigan native that has shown a couple flashes of being a good NBA player.
The reality is, if he was any good, he wouldn’t be bouncing around the NBA. On top of the fact that he has a bad attitude in the locker room. Why bother with a guy who isn’t needed?
Jul 6, 2012 • 5:40 pmby Willy
Chauncey Billups has bounced around the NBA. Does that mean he isn’t any good? I won’t argue my opinion that CDR could be a bigger impact to this Pistons team than people think IF he actually is on the roster once the season begins.
Jul 6, 2012 • 5:51 pmby Byron
False equivalence: Billups was traded from Boston to Toronto as a relatively large asset. He did then play for two more teams before signing with Minnesota to be a backup, before breaking out and signing a large contract with us. That’s not the same as being out of the league after a couple years, playing basketball in Italy and China.
Jul 10, 2012 • 8:35 pmby DeadEye
He wasn’t out of the league for a couple of years, just this year due to the lockout and he played for Italy not China! believe half of what you see, none of what you hear! Oh and he can score on anybody and can play 3 positions easy, Stuckey deserves his props but CDR would be more of an asset to the Pistons!
Jul 6, 2012 • 6:20 pmby DasMark
Billups was traded because he was desirable, and was moved in trades that involved superstars, perceived or not.
CDR is cap space filler that’s a free agent looking for a job anywhere he can find one. Billups is in his mid-30′s, injured, and still have people calling him and will make tenfold what CDR earns this upcoming season.
You can’t even compare the two.
Jul 6, 2012 • 6:04 pmby Willy
@byron CDR left while the lockout was going on. Had interest from teams that wondered if he could be bought out and return during the 66 game season. He decided to stay and honor the terms of his Italian contract. I think that he’s practicing with the team for some reason, let’s just see what happens. And as far as Tayshaun, Maggette, and Stuckey being better wing players, how many of those you named are Shooting Guards? Which is CDR’s natural position
Jul 6, 2012 • 7:36 pmby acr
You asked me to name “2-3 wing players on our current roster who are better tha cdr”, not shooting guards. I consider small forwards as wing players as well, do you not? I gave you the names of four wing players who would play over cdr, which is why I think that he would be the 2nd or 3rd wing off the bench if he were to make the team. There is also Singler, who performed very well in the Spanish league and will likely earn pt.. That is not taking into account Middleton or English, who the Pistons have said were drafted to stay on the roster and both of which can play shooting guard. I just don’t see cdr playing ahead of all those guys – if he is invited to tryout for the team….
Jul 6, 2012 • 6:05 pmby Willy
CDR never played in China. FYI
Jul 7, 2012 • 9:58 pmby Patrick Hayes
Yeah, it was Italy. I believe he does or did at one time have a shoe deal with a Chinese shoe company though? I remember seeing something about that a year or two ago. Maybe that’s what confused Langlois in that tweet.
Jul 7, 2012 • 11:04 pmby Willy
CDR has endorsement with Nike
Jul 6, 2012 • 7:27 pmby Bugsygod
What We really talkin here? CDR?? CDR,I mean we talkin CDR?? Not the current pistons I love, but CDR? CDR?? Really? CDR?? Wait… Not Stuckey Not Knight, Not Monroe, but CDR?
–in my Allen iverson voice
Jul 6, 2012 • 7:38 pmby acr
Jul 6, 2012 • 11:53 pmby TANNER
who is?? i can’t picture him
Jul 7, 2012 • 2:48 amby DG
I loved CDR at Memphis, but I don’t think he helps the Pistons much. His skills mostly duplicate those of better players already on the roster.
Hey it just goes to show that the Pistons are headed in the right direction. Not every player that comes along is good enough to help them! Now if they could just find a starting caliber SF that can shoot the lights out but isn’t a black hole, I’m interested.
I can’t wait to see the summer league games. I’ve already got my DVR set to record all of their games next week.
Jul 7, 2012 • 4:33 amby anotherchris
The pistons are so far + 5 players since end of last season. Four of the players we acquired are 2/3 wing players. They join Tay, Daye, JJ, and Stuckey. What is the point in CDR?
The Pistons biggest need is at PG. We have one guy worthy of minutes at that position- and although I like Knight- he is still young and learning the 1 spot (he could easily be considered another 2).
Jul 7, 2012 • 3:38 pmby jones
Let’s run thru a couple things here….
CDR never played in china, he played in italy for ONE year due to the lockout where he signed a no opt out clause
-he played for nj for 2yrs then got traded to milwaukee. Wouldve played for the bucks last year if he didn’t sign the contract in italy, kinda like how aaron brooks couldn’t play for a team, I wouldn’t call that bouncing around the league
-when did hollinger analysis matter?
-we are talking about the 2012 pistons not the 88 pistons, how can yall say somebody is not good enough onTHIS team, the players yall covet led yall to a bad season, why not bring in a skilled player who competes every game unlike the current pistons?
-while w/ the bucks he scored 30 on the bulls & heat…the #1 & #2 defenses in the league
-when did stuckey become so great to yall???
Jul 7, 2012 • 6:18 pmby Willy
@jones thanks for trying to enlighten these people. But it seems they’re So “stuck” on Stuckey. No pun intended
Jul 8, 2012 • 6:12 pmby Diz
CDR would definitely be a benefit to this team, but I just don’t see a spot opening up for him. There’s no doubt that he’ll be in the League, just not with the Pistons. And for the record, the kid has crazy handles and could play both guards and small forward positions. Unfortunately, this roster is pretty much set; especially with Joe D ensuring a final spot to Ben. To Hollinger’s credit, CDR is a defensive liability! To CDR’s credit, his offensive skills are extremely nice!! Let’s see what Joe D does…i’m betting CDR suits up for someone else!!
Jul 8, 2012 • 10:14 pmby BIGMARV
I’m sold after I seen this highlight http://youtu.be/XQHlJAayi4U I wish he would have joined the summer league so we can see him play and come back play against NBA competition. But if he played like he did in this tape he has a great shot in making the team especially at the back up no 2 spot we are dry in that position as far as vets hopefully he will make the pre season roster. I like CDR I thought he was a rising nba scorer but mabey some time over seas helped his game out alot.
Jul 8, 2012 • 11:33 pmby Willy
@BigMarv that’s enough said. Let the naysayers watch this and still argue about how this guy can’t make the rotation
Jul 8, 2012 • 11:43 pmby Willy
Try this as well http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jex5bEQCSi0&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Jul 8, 2012 • 11:45 pmby Willy
30 pt games vs the 2 Best Defenses in the League.
Jul 16, 2012 • 3:54 amby wolftroit
Would love to see cd-rom come to the pistons. Also, I thoug?ht they were using the amnesty. Clause on villa
Sep 22, 2012 • 6:20 pmby Kezzi
The man scored 30 on LBJ. Clearly more than stuckey have. He’s a way better scorer,passer, n defender. He was recruited as a Pg going into college n played the one his senior year n on his Aau team that won nationals the year before that.
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