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TheLos Angeles Lakers have waived Chris Douglas-Roberts and Greg Somogyi, it wasannounced Monday.
Douglas-Roberts,a three-year NBA veteran out of the University of Memphis, was originallyselected by the then-New Jersey Nets in the second round (40th overall)of the 2008 NBA Draft. Douglas-Roberts has appeared in 155 NBA games (53starts) for the Nets and the Milwaukee Bucks, recording career averages of 7.7points and 2.2 rebounds in 20.6 minutes. The 6-7 forward spent the2011-12 season playing for VirtusBologna of the Italian League, where he averaged 12.3 points and 3.0 reboundsin 27.0 minutes. Douglas-Roberts played in four preseason games for Los Angeleswhere he averaged 4.0 points and 0.8 rebounds in 8.3 minutes.
Somogyi,a 7-3 center out of UC Santa Barbara, played all four years for the Gauchoswhere he posted career averages of 3.5 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in12.2 minutes. In three preseason games with the Lakers, Somogyi averaged 1.7points and 2.7 rebounds in 7.7 minutes.
TheLakers training camp roster now stands at 16 players.
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