Scott Agness: .@Doug McDermott in a statement: “Thank you to the Pacer organization and Pacer Nation for an unforgettable 3 years! I will always cherish my time in the great state of Indiana. “I’m looking forward to the next chapter of my career in San Antonio!”
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Teams in the market for Doug McDermott now expect the sharpshooter to command more than the $9.5 million mid-level.
That means the Cavs need to set their sights elsewhere. Sources say they are considering splitting the exception among two players, depending on the target, but would use the full MLE on the right fit. Indiana sharpshooter Doug McDermott will get consideration, sources say. But that will be a battle. Shooters get paid in this league. A source suggested the Cavs would likely have to go an extra guaranteed year to boost their appeal. Let’s call that the “Cleveland tax.”
Indiana sharpshooter Doug McDermott will get consideration, sources say. But that will be a battle. Shooters get paid in this league. A source suggested the Cavs would likely have to go an extra guaranteed year to boost their appeal. Let’s call that the “Cleveland tax.”
J. Michael Falgoust: #Pacers president Kevin Pritchard on soon-to-be FAs McConnell and McDermott: “They’re core to what we’ve done. They’re two feet in on the Pacers. They were super thankful for Nate. … There’s certain roles they’re good at. At times we probably played them too much.”
J. Michael Falgoust: McDermott will be a free agent this offseason: “I want to be a Pacer. It’s been a great 3 years. It’s been a great place to call home. I hope I can continue that.”
McDermott should receive votes for Sixth Man of the Year after averaging career highs in points (13.6), field goal percentage (53.2%), true shooting percentage (63.2%), rebounds (3.4) and offensive rating (110.5). He also ranks No. 6 among all small forwards in offensive real plus-minus. Since the All-Star break, the forward has shot 56.1% from the field and 41.5% from 3-point range. McDermott has outplayed his $7.3 million contract this season by close to $5 million according to ProFitX and at the very minimum will see offers that start at the $9.5 million midlevel exception.
Scott Agness: Doug McDermott has agreed to sign a three-year deal with the #Pacers, his agency confirms. He’s a 40.3% 3-point shooter who has averaged 7.9ppg in four NBA seasons.
Adrian Wojnarowski: McDermott deal is fully guaranteed, per sources.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Doug McDermott has agreed to a three-year, $22M deal with Indiana, league source tells ESPN.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Barton has been a strong focus for the Pacers, who would pivot and search for perimeter free agent help elsewhere. Doug McDermott and Joe Harris are potential Pacers targets, league sources tell ESPN.
In the land of second chances, the Mavericks have made it clear they are in a forgiving mood, reversing field to become major threats for free-agent-to-be DeAndre Jordan. Management extended a qualifying offer to Doug McDermott on Tuesday, but then took it off the table when news broke about the Los Angeles Clippers trading for center Marcin Gortat from Washington. An NBA source said that the Mavericks need the roughly $10-million salary-cap hold that McDermott would have required if he had OK’d the qualifying offer and become a restricted free agent.
Albert Nahmad: With the Mavericks withdrawing his $4.3M qualifying offer, Doug McDermott now becomes an unrestricted free agent. Dallas retains his Bird rights, with a corresponding $9.9M cap hold.
Zach Lowe: In a quick turnaround, the Mavericks have withdrawn their qualifying offer to Doug McDermott, league sources say. They still have interest in retaining him, but this makes it easier to clear his ~$10M cap hold. Also makes him an unrestricted free agent, broadening his market.
Eddie Sefko: The Mavericks have extended offer sheets to Yogi Ferrell, Doug McDermott and Salah Mejri, making all of them restricted free agents on July 1. Deadline for each is Friday.
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September 27, 2021 | 10:03 am EDT Update
Towns has publicly committed to the Timberwolves several times, most recently at the end of the 2020–21 season, when he told reporters he wanted to have a career like Tim Duncan and Kobe Bryant, spending it all with one team. According to someone close to Towns, nothing related to that goal was altered in any meaningful way by Rosas’s dismissal. A contract extension is already on his radar.
Tony East: “TJ Warrens situation is one that’s going to take a little longer than we had hoped,” Carlisle says. He’s had a pair of scans in recent weeks, and the one last week revealed “good news,” Carlisle said. “It’s going to take some time,” he added they don’t have a concrete timetable
September 27, 2021 | 9:54 am EDT Update
Zach Lowe: Kyrie Irving is not expected to attend Nets media day today due to New York City health and safety protocols but the Nets fully expect Irving to accompany the team to training camp in San Diego, sources tell @WindhorstESPN and I.
Quinton Mayo: Wizards F Rui Hachimura informed the team and coaching staff via text last week that he’d be absent from the beginning of training camp. Hachimura is using the time to address his mental health, per sources.