Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports:

Chris Douglas-Roberts

Chris Douglas-Roberts’ rookie contract was up and it was clear he would not return to the Bucks this season, regardless of the lockout situation between players and owners.

Now it appears the 6-foot-7 guard will play with Virtus Bologna in Italy, according to a report on

Douglas-Roberts averaged 7.3 points and 2.0 rebounds in 44 games with the Bucks last season, after arriving from New Jersey in a trade for a 2012 second-round draft pick.

The former Memphis star missed 15 games at the start of the season after undergoing right eye surgery.