CDR is interesting because, coming out of Memphis the same year as Derrick Rose, he was an option for the Celtics. Instead the Celtics went with J.R. Giddens, and that hasn't work out so well. Giddens is averaging four minutes and 0.4 points per game to Douglas-Roberts' 34 minutes and 15.6 points. CDR wouldn't command that much burn from the Celtics' bench, true, but clearly he has taken his game to a level that Giddens can't even smell.
The Nets may be 0-7 after their loss to the Celtics but they have a number of interesting young players who could push them into playoff contention in the next few years:
- Brook Lopez should be an all-star as soon as this season.
- Chris Douglas-Roberts is a pure scorer and has energy to burn.
- Terrence Williams is probably the most talented all-around player on the team and fantasy owners would be wise to keep close tabs on the rookie out of Louisville.