Los Angeles Lakers cut Chris Douglas-Roberts and Greg Somogyi
On Monday, the Los Angeles Lakers cut forward Chris Douglas-Roberts and center Greg Somogyi, shrinking their roster size down to 16.
Douglas–Roberts was drafted in 2008, 40th overall by the New Jersey Nets. Douglas-Roberts spent three years in the league but ended up playing overseas in Italy for Virtus Bologna. During his stay in Italy, he averaged 12.3 points and 3.0 rebounds in 27 minutes.
During the preseason, the 6-foot-7, 210 lb forward played in four games, averaging 4.0 points and .8 rebounds in 8.3 minutes, according to ESPN LA.
Somogyi, a University of California Santa Barbara center didn’t have much of a chance either since the Lakers were able to re-sign Jordan Hill and the emergence of rookie Robert Sacre.
During his stay at UCSB, Somogyi averaged 3.5 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 12.2 minutes per game.
During the preseason, however, his average decreased to 1.7 points and 2.7 rebounds in 7.7 minutes per game, according to SB Nations Los Angeles.
Both players had a slim chance on making the team since the Lakers already had 13 players under contract.
The Lakers still have three more players under non-guaranteed contracts: Andrew Goudelock, Darius Johnson-Odom and Sacre and must trim down their roster down to 15.