Doug McDermott Rumors

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Doug McDermott
Doug McDermott
Position: F
Born: 01/03/92
Height: 6-8 / 2.03
Weight:223 lbs. / 101.2 kg.
Salary: $7,333,334
In training camp, McDermott made the extra pass rather than taking the open 3. He heard from McMillan immediately. “What do you think I want you to do there?” McMillan said. It was a rhetorical question, of course. “Coach McMillan really stressed to us to shoot those 3s and avoid mid-to-long 2s,” McDermott said. “If we’re open, he wants us to shoot it.”
MM: You mentioned McDermott earlier. He’s the one new guy people seem to be questioning. You gave him a good contract, you committed to him. People say he’s a poor defender, that he’s just a 3-point shooter. What do you see in him that perhaps other people do not? Kevin Pritchard: “It’s interesting because any time you look at a player … when we did the trade of Paul (George) for Victor and Sabonis, the level of their production value wasn’t equal. Paul was (better). But sometimes you say, “Can we help him maximize what his talent level is?” That’s what we did with Victor and I think we’re doing it with Domas. For me, McDermott can be an elite player away from the ball with his movement and cutting. He’s got that old school Jim Paxson kind of game, where’s he constantly moving. That’s an offense unto itself. In my mind, I picture him moving and occupying defenders’ minds, and then you’ve got a two-man game of Tyreke and Domas on one side and Doug coming off screens. You have to dial into that. If you’re not dialed into Doug, he’s going to shoot and we want him to shoot a lot. He shot 48 percent from three with Dallas late in the season.”
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