HoopsHype Doug McDermott rumors

December 20, 2014 Updates

McDermott said he is shooting, riding a stationary bicycle and will start running in water when the stitches from last Saturday's arthroscopic surgery to remove a small meniscus in his right knee are taken out soon. He sounded confident he would beat the six-week estimate to return. "When we got the MRI, I was definitely shocked," said the rookie, who never missed a game in high school or college. "But then (team physician Brian) Cole explained this is very minor and I'll be feeling (ready) to play within a week." Chicago Tribune

December 14, 2014 Updates

Doug McDermott will rehabilitate for six to eight weeks after he underwent surgery to repair a small meniscus tear in his right knee on Saturday. The Bulls didn't release any official timetable for McDermott's return, and the rehab estimate is fluid based on how quickly McDermott can regain strength and conditioning. RealGM

December 13, 2014 Updates

Rookie Doug McDermott will have an arthroscopic procedure on his right knee, the Chicago Bulls announced Friday night. It is unclear how much time McDermott will have to miss. The surgery will be performed by team physician Dr. Brian Cole. ESPN.com

From a team perspective, the most promising news this time is that Smart is expected to miss less time. Tests weren’t scheduled as of last night, with the reasoning that Smart should be reevaluated after a night of rest. “Strained Achilles on the same foot as his ankle, is what I was told. I don’t know what a strained Achilles means from a long-term standpoint, but I know that (team physician) Doc (Brian) McKeon said that he should be relatively quick healing but he didn’t feel comfortable sending him back in tonight,” said coach Brad Stevens. Boston Herald

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After graduating from college, instead of doing the normal move-out thing and saying goodbye to four-year friends and having one last party, the former Creighton star got drafted by the Chicago Bulls. Which means he left Creighton with some unfinished business — mainly in the form of bags of his clothes, leaving his former roommate Michael Vandevoort an idea that only works when your former roommate is one of the most well-known athletes from Creighton: To sell them. For The Win

July 29, 2014 Updates

As for McDermott, he was well aware of the noise out there about Love, and also aware that his name is attached to it. “I didn’t really pay attention to it much,’’ McDermott said. “I think rumors happen a lot. There’s been a lot this offseason. So you’ve just got to stay patient. You can’t really read into that stuff. I’m just focused on what I can do to become better.’’ That’s also why he admitted to staying away from asking his new organization about it. “To be honest, I get asked about it. I don’t really ask anyone,’’ McDermott said. “I try to stay off Twitter and I think a lot of people ask me or text me through my friends. But I just ignore it. Whatever happens, happens.’’ Chicago Sun-Times

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Joe Cowley: According to the source, Timberwolves reached out to Bulls last night to let them know Cavs offer was best on the table. Gar Forman played poker face for about 12 hours, and then pushed all the chips in this morning. Confirmed Taj and McDermott as well as "other assets.'' Mirotic is still unconfirmed. Twitter @suntimes_hoops

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