Aside from looking like the NBA’s Otto Rocket, Chris Douglas-Roberts is a free agent who is drawing interest from the Miami Heat, according to the Miami Herald‘s Barry Jackson.
Count former Charlotte small forward/shooting guard Chris Douglas-Roberts among remaining free agents who interest the Heat.
The Heat is looking for another veteran small forward or shooting guard to supplement Dwyane Wade, Luol Deng and Danny Granger. The Heat’s preference would be for a player not only with shooting range but the ability to competently defend opposing wings.
The 6-7, 27-year-old swing man averaged 6.9 points per game while shooting 44 percent from the field and 38.6 percent from three-point range. He is a solid perimeter defender and improved on offense throughout the season and can potentially be a valuable 3-and-D guy.
Personally, I was impressed with CDR when the Team Formerly Known As The Bobcats played the Heat in the first round of the playoffs. He has a decent dribble to go along with some pesky defense and was able to hit open three-pointers. Pairing him with former Charlottean Josh McRoberts would add depth and a potential asset.
Up against the cap, the Heat can only sign additional players to the veteran minimum of $1.4 million.