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Doug McDermott | Forward | #20

Team: New York Knicks
Age / DOB:  (25) / 1/3/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 223
College: Creighton
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (11) / DEN
Contract: view contract details

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Doug McDermott scored four points with three rebounds, four assists and one block in 24 minutes against the Thunder on Thursday.
He only attempted one shot from deep in this game, so it wasn't your typical McBuckets. He reportedly wasn't an option to start in this game and coach Jeff Hornacek may want him in the second unit due to the lack of shooting in that group. He's not a fantasy option in most leagues. Oct 19 - 11:54 PM

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Doug McDermott looked good offensively vs. the Wizards, scoring 21 points on 8-of-12 shooting, with a 4-of-6 mark from downtown.

McDermott played 24 minutes off the bench tonight, adding two rebounds and one assist, but this might be a case of too little, too late. Jeff Hornacek said recently that he likes a starting duo of Courtney Lee and Tim Hardaway Jr. on the wings, so it looks like McDermott will be relegated to backup duty. He doesn't project as more than a points-and-threes specialist, especially while Michael Beasley (elbow) and Mindaugas Kuzminskas (calf) are healthy.

Doug McDermott (sprained left index finger) has been ruled out for Monday's preseason game against the Rockets.

The Knicks are taking it easy on McBuckets for these exhibition games, but he should be good to go for the regular season opener. There are minutes available for McDermott in New York's rotation, but it's tough to see him having a meaningful impact in fantasy hoops this year based on his career averages of 8.0 points and 1.1 triples per contest.
Oct 9 - 6:21 PM

Doug McDermott sprained a finger during Sunday's game, but X-rays were negative and he finished with two points, one rebound, one assist and two turnovers in 13 minutes.

McDermott is a candidate to start for a Knicks team that lacks a clear-cut starting SF, but it's hard to be enthusiastic about his fantasy outlook. He's averaged 8.0 points and 1.1 triples in 20.2 minutes during his brief career, while adding just 2.3 rebounds, 0.7 assists, 0.2 steals and 0.1 blocks. The lack of supporting stats are hard to overcome in most formats.
Oct 8 - 10:40 PM

Doug McDermott scored nine points with two rebounds, one assist, and two 3-pointers in 20 minutes against the Wizards on Friday.

He had a chance to start this year, but those odds look to be dwindling due to some defensive deficiencies. McDermott doesn't do enough on the stat sheet to draft in most leagues.
Oct 6 - 10:25 PM

Doug McDermott was traded to the Knicks in the Carmelo Anthony deal.

That makes it three teams in eight months for McDermott. He joins a team that has some major question marks on the perimeter and coach Jeff Hornacek does like to push the pace. Still, McDermott was given a boatload of minutes at times late last year, but he couldn't do much with them. Maybe a new offense will help, but he's really not worth drafting in most leagues.
Sep 23 - 1:26 PM

Doug McDermott is looking to add more to his game.

"I try to add something each summer because I don’t want to stay the same player," McDermott said. The Thunder fixed one of their biggest issues, shooting, when they added Paul George, so McDermott will really need to add some versatility to his game. He'll have to fight for a rotation spot.
Aug 26 - 4:07 PM

Thunder general manager Sam Presti said Doug McDermott has the "versatility to play a little [power forward]" next season.

One of McDermott's goals this offseason is to "add strength without bulk," as he wants to match up with bigger players without sacrificing mobility. A career 39.4-percent 3-point shooter, he also said he wants to prove he's "more than a catch-and-shoot player" and wants to improve his perimeter defense. Enes Kanter is rumored to be on the trade block and Taj Gibson is a free agent this summer, so there's certainly a path to minutes if McDermott is able to play some four. His upside isn't the greatest, so fantasy owners shouldn't be expecting him to be more than a 3-point specialist at this stage of his career.
Source: NewsOK
May 28 - 11:41 AM

Doug McDermott (knee) played three minutes during garbage time on Sunday, making one 3-pointer with no other stats to his credit.

McDermott checked in with his team down big with two minutes left. He's struggled with his shot since joining the Thunder, and there's no reason to think he'll emerge as a reliable rotation player in this series. He's off the injury report.
Apr 17 - 12:13 AM

Doug McDermott (knee) is listed as out for Wednesday against the Nuggets.

He will miss the final three games of the season due to knee soreness. McDermott's injury doesn't sound, serious, so he should be ready for the first round against the Rockets. For tonight, Norris Cole, Semaj Christon and Andre Roberson figure to get decent wing minutes.
Apr 12 - 4:49 PM

Doug McDermott (knee) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Timberwolves.

He's been sent back to OKC to get his knee checked out, and for now, we'll be considering him questionable for the Thunder's regular-season finale against the Nuggets on Wednesday. Jerami Grant could pick up some extended minutes with McDermott on the shelf, but that doesn't mean all that much in fantasy hoops.
Apr 10 - 4:22 PM

Doug McDermott (sore left knee) will not play on Sunday.

McDermott was slated to come off the bench behind Andre Roberson, who was returning from his own knee injury, but instead he'll get the day off. We're considering him questionable to return for OKC's final regular-season games on Tuesday and Wednesday, but his status shouldn't impact many fantasy lineups.
Apr 9 - 5:36 PM

Doug McDermott will return to the second unit for Sunday's game against Denver.

McDermott was able to see 40 minutes as a starter on Friday sans Andre Roberson (knee), but his minutes will likely dip to the lower-20s tonight with Roberson back in action. McDermott is nothing more than a low-end 3-point streamer in deep leagues.
Apr 9 - 4:46 PM

Doug McDermott scored 11 points with five rebounds and two 3-pointers in 40 minutes as a starter for Andre Roberson (knee) against the Suns on Friday.

The minutes were there in a big way, but the Suns were actually covering him quite a bit to limit Russell Westbrook's assists. Expect to see plenty of shots going his way on Sunday against the Nuggets.
Apr 8 - 1:35 AM

Doug McDermott will start against the Suns on Friday.

Andre Roberson (knee) is not going to play, so McDermott should get plenty of minutes with Alex Abrines (knee) also out. If you're looking for some treys and scoring, he may help you out this weekend. He won't do much else, though.
Apr 7 - 8:41 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Ramon Sessions
2Frank Ntilikina
3Jarrett Jack
4Ron Baker
SG1Tim Hardaway Jr.
2Courtney Lee
3Damyean Dotson
SF1Doug McDermott
2Lance Thomas
PF1Kristaps Porzingis
2Michael Beasley
3Mindaugas Kuzminskas
C1Willy Hernangomez
2Enes Kanter
3Joakim Noah
4Kyle O'Quinn
5Luke Kornet