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#3 Doug McDermott
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  • New York Knicks
  • Acquired via trade in September 2017
  • SF
  • 6'8" / 225lbs
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  • 01/03/1992
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  • 11th pick, 2014
  • Creighton
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2014 NBA DraftNBADrafted 11th overall by Denver.
2014 NBA DraftNBADraft rights traded by Denver, along with Anthony Randolph, to Chicago in exchange for the draft rights to Gary Harris (#19), the draft rights to Jusuf Nurkic (#16) and a 2015 second round pick (#53, Sir'Dominic Pointer).
22nd July, 2014NBASigned four year, $10,436,434 rookie scale contract with Chicago. Included team options for 2016/17 and 2017/18.
30th October, 2015NBAChicago exercised 2016/17 team option.
28th October, 2016NBAChicago exercised 2017/18 team option.
5th December, 2016D-LeagueAssigned by Chicago to Windy City Bulls of the D-League.
7th December, 2016D-LeagueRecalled by Chicago from Windy City Bulls of the D-League.
23rd February, 2017NBATraded by Chicago, along with Taj Gibson and a 2018 second round pick, to Oklahoma City in exchange for Cameron Payne, Anthony Morrow and Joffrey Lauvergne.
25th September, 2017NBATraded by Oklahoma City, along with Enes Kanter and a 2018 second round pick, to New York in exchange for Carmelo Anthony.
Career Moves
Time PeriodTeam
2010 - 2014Creighton (NCAA)
June 2014 - February 2017Chicago Bulls (NBA)
February 2017 - September 2017Oklahoma City Thunder (NBA)
September 2017 - presentNew York Knicks (NBA)

June 29, 2017

Doug McDermott
SF, 6’8, 225lbs, 25 years old, 3 years of experience

By any measure, McDermott is a good shooter. But it seems he is not an especially confident one. Given that shooting is what he is in the game for - he is not a handler, a rebounder, much of a defender, or a post-up player at this level - he ought to at least cast them up. Especially on this Thunder team who needed this more than anyone. But McDermott’s volume of shots was low, and his inconsistency quite stark. His future in the league is as a shooter, and at this volume only, it’s not much of a future.

Player Plan: One year of rookie scale salary left. Extension eligible, but unlikely considering his limited output and limited upside. Let him play it out and prove himself, or not, then re-evaluate.