Douglas-Roberts seemed to have a real shot to make the regular season roster as a reserve guard capable of playing emergency small forward as needed. In four appearances, he averaged four points on 45.5% shooting.
Douglas-Roberts recently spoke to The Times about a misunderstanding regarding his love for pasta.
The Lakers have 13 players under guaranteed contracts. Sacre seems a lock to make opening night although his contract doesn't become fully guaranteed until closer to January.
The most players a team can carry into the regular season is 15.
The final spot appears to be a battle between second-year guard Andrew Goudelock and rookie Darius Johnson-Odom. Coach Mike Brown has been trying to develop Goudelock as a point guard, but the team is stacked at that position. Ultimately Goudelock may simply be an undersized two-guard.
Johnson-Odom, taken 55th in the draft, was acquired in June via a trade with the Dallas Mavericks in return for about $500,000 in cash. At 6-foot-2, Johnson-Odom is also an undersized shooting guard, but he's extremely athletic and may be able to provide a defensive spark despite his height.
Johnson-Odom probably has the advantage over Goudelock, but will either make the squad?
The Lakers could go with just 14 players. The Los Angeles D-Fenders, in the NBA Development League, would have the rights to Goudelock, Johnson-Odom, Douglas-Roberts and Somogyi should those players join that league.