HoopsHype Doug McDermott Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: October 23, 2014 | 04:17 PM

KC Johnson

Rotation is askew with Butler out. And I assume Snell in before McDermott an LeBron issue. But something to ask postgame.

Nick Friedell

So Thibs goes with Snell off the bench first instead of McDermott.

Michael Pointer

ICYMI: McDermott and Fowler remain solid on Butler, despite coaching uncertainty.

Michael Pointer

#Butler fans: Nothing major on recruiting front, but commitments Sean McDermott and Nate Fowler make official visits this weekend.

Sam Smith

Thibs had Dunleavy and McDermott at wing as Hornets got back within 9. Not seeing that one again. Snell in; Butler out with thumb sprain

Joe Cowley

Thibs getting his subs in order tonight. First going with Taj and Hinrich for Rose and Noah, then adding in McDermott for Dunleavy.

Rick Bonnell

Hairston-McDermott head-to-head.

Sean Highkin

Shout out to the girl sitting courtside in a McDermott shirsey with a "TEACH ME HOW TO DOUG(ie)" sign.

Joe Cowley

Second unit looking more and more like they may need Dunleavy there to help stabilize it. That means McDermott a starter.

Nick Friedell

Bulls' offense not looking great after 1. Best stat for them is probably the fact that McDermott already has 6 rebounds.

Joe Cowley

McDermott has five rebounds and one assist, but just had a bad turnover on a pass to 7-footer Pau Gasol. Yes, he overthrew him.

Mike McGraw

Also, ATL has Korver guarding McDermott, but Bulls are guarding KK with Jimmy Butler. McDermott started on DeMarre Carroll.

Mike McGraw

Back to the game -- McDermott, starting at SF, has 3 early defensive rebounds. He has a knack for being in the right spot.

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls 9-7 Atl-27% Gasol 2pts 2 dimes McDermott 3 rebounds

Joe Cowley

Noah hits a long jumper ... has some stretchy four starting to grow out of him. Meanwhile, McDermott 0 points, but three rebounds.

Sam Smith

"Reserve" Doug McDermott now has started 40 percent of preseason games with Mike Dunleavy out again with soreness. Soreness but not anger.

Jaryd Wilson

A couple of Creighton alums (Korver & McDermott) matched up on each other to start the game.

Jeff Goodman

McDermott will also matchup against fellow ex-Creighton star Kyle Korver tonight.

Jeff Goodman

Here at Hawks-Bulls preseason game and @Doug McDermott gets the start. Will have tough matchup against DeMarre Carroll tonight.

Joe Cowley

McDermott is indeed starting.

Nick Friedell

Korver on McDermott: "I think he's a really good fit here and I know Thibs likes him a lot, which says something."

Nick Friedell

Kyle Korver sounds like a proud older brother when talking about Doug McDermott.

KC Johnson

McDermott said HS teammate Harrison Barnes texted him draft night Said he was excited to see McDermott/Denver in preseason. Didn't see trade

Nick Friedell

Who would you rather see starting in opener? RT @ESPNChiBulls: Will Bulls start McDermott over Dunleavy? es.pn/1rAHEzA

Mike McGraw

Will be interesting. Preseason doesn't mean much, but #Bulls got off to great start in MIL w/ McDermott; not so good vs. DEN on Monday.

Mike McGraw

In case you missed it, Doug McDermott will start at SF tonight vs. Hawks; Dunleavy suffered minor practice injury.

Nick Friedell

Thibs said Dunleavy is out tonight after slipping on a wet spot on Wednesday. Rookie Doug McDermott will likely start in his place again.

Joe Cowley

Wet spot has done in Dunleavy for tonight's game. Not believed to be serious but Dougie McBuckets could start again.

Sean Highkin

Mike Dunleavy "slipped on a wet spot" according to Thibodeau. Out tonight as a precaution. McDermott likely starting again.

KC Johnson

Dunleavy slipped on wet spot and aggravated that minor knee soreness. Out vs. Hawks. McDermott worked with starters.

Chuck Swirsky

Tony Snell and Doug McDermott surprised the kids with gift bags http://t.co/afiRkxs4pL

Nikola Mirotic

Caught my boy doug mcBUCKETS getting fresh. @Doug McDermott http://t.co/QDpxkLPdrh

Sean Highkin

Solid showing for Doug McDermott tonight. My column from yesterday about his (and Mirotic's) battle for minutes: bleacherreport.com/articles/22276…

Sam Smith

Jimmy Butler salary drive impressive with team high 21 pts, 6 rebs. Doug McDermott off bench with 16 pts. 3-4 on threes. Rest of team 3-15

Mike McGraw

Bulls beat Denver 110-90 after trailing by 21 late 2ndQ. Butler 21, McDermott 16, Rose & Taj 15 each, Mirotic 11.

Chuck Swirsky

Bulls win 110-90 Butler 21-6 Rose 15-5-5 Gibson 15-4 McDermott-16 Niko-12

Mike McGraw

Solid outing by McDermott -- 16 pts, 5 rebs, 1 TO, 2 fouls. He's been productive without a lot of rookie sloppiness.

Nick Friedell

McDermott has gone from almost being replaced by Tony Snell to dropping in 13 points and grabbing 5 rebounds tonight.

KC Johnson

Very apparent thus far in preseason: McDermott spaces floor whether his shot is falling or not. Defenses pay attention to him.

Joe Cowley

Snell in for McDermott.

Joe Cowley

McBuckets' poor defense won't stand out as much either, with Butler to help and Gasol protecting the rim.

Nick Friedell

Tony Snell was about to come in the game -- then McDermott hit a couple 3's and Thibs let him stay in.

KC Johnson

Snell had come to scorers table for McDermott. After back-to-back McDermott 3s, Snell headed back to bench.

Joe Cowley

McDermott playing with the other 4 starters, and playing well. Idea of starting him over Dunleavy so Dunleavy can solidify 2nd unit is smart

Mike McGraw

Bulls go on an 8-0 run after Thibodeau's technical foul. McDermott drains 2 straight 3-pointers. #Bulls still trail 50-37, late 2ndQ.

Nick Friedell

McDermott finally knocks down a couple shots. If you looked close enough you could almost see some pressure climb off his back.

Chuck Swirsky

Doug McDermott with two quick 3s...Bulls back in the ballgame..timeout Denver...50-37 @Denver Nuggets

Joe Cowley

McDermott hits another three....has now emotionally checked into the game.

Sean Highkin

McDermott heating up. Two straight threes.