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April 25, 2015 Updates

Bulls rookie forward Doug McDermott was in the locker room before a game last month when he was told about a rumor that his father, Greg, had called the front office to complain about his son’s lack of playing time and about the role coach Tom Thibodeau played in that. ‘‘Trust me, I heard it,’’ McDermott said, acknowledging it was bothersome. ‘‘I actually talked to my dad right after someone brought that to my attention in the locker room. I called him up and was just kind of laughing, almost. He was like, ‘What are you laughing about?’ I said, ‘You hear this rumor going out that you called the front office and stuff?’ He started laughing.’’ Chicago Sun-Times

‘‘My dad would never do that,’’ McDermott said. ‘‘He’s a coach, and he has to deal with parents all the time, calling him up all the time. Boosters [and] parents calling all the time about playing time, everything. He would never do that. He has too much respect for the coaches here, [general manager] Gar [Forman] and Pax [vice president of basketball operations John Paxson], all those guys. He would never do that.’’ Chicago Sun-Times

April 24, 2015 Updates

Doug McDermott was in the locker room before a game last month, when he was informed that there was a rumor that his father, Greg, had called the Bulls front office to complain about his son’s lack of playing time and the role that coach Tom Thibodeau played in that. “Trust me, I heard it,’’ the younger McDermott said, acknowledging that it was bothersome. “I actually talked to my dad right after someone brought that to my attention in the locker room,’’ he continued. “I called him up and I was just kind of laughing almost. He was like, ‘What are you laughing about?’ I said, ‘You hear this rumor going out that you called the front office and stuff?’ He started laughing.’’ Chicago Sun-Times

“My dad would never do that,’’ Doug McDermott said. “He’s a coach, and he has to deal with parents all the time, calling him up all the time. Boosters, parents, calling all the time about playing time, everything. He would never do that. He has too much respect for the coaches here, [general manager] Gar [Forman] and Pax [VP of basketball operations John Paxson], all those guys. He would never do that.’’ Chicago Sun-Times

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January 15, 2015 Updates

The Bulls suffered a new injury Wednesday when Joakim Noah turned his right ankle just before halftime and did not return, but they should get another player back soon. Coach Tom Thibodeau estimated rookie Doug McDermott might be ready for game action by this weekend. He hasn't played since Nov. 30 and had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Dec. 13. Arlington Heights Daily Herald

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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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