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Doug McDermott | Guard/Forward | #20

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (26) / 1/3/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 225
College: Creighton
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (11) / DEN
Contract: view contract details

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Doug McDermott started Saturday's game in place of Harrison Barnes (rest), finishing with six points on 3-of-9 shooting, five rebounds, and zero other stats in 42 minutes.
Dallas came into this game with the sixth-worst record in the NBA, but they've been tanking much less than teams with epic losing streaks like the Grizzlies (19 straight losses), Knicks (nine), Suns (seven), Hawks (six). Barnes should be cleared to go vs. the Pelicans on Tuesday, and tonight's line is a visceral reminder that McBuckets is a hollow source of fantasy value. Mar 17 - 10:13 PM

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Doug McDermott and Kyle Collinsworth will start against the Nets on Saturday.

They'll join Dennis Smith Jr., Dwight Powell and Dirk Nowitzki, replacing Dorian Finney-Smith and Harrison Barnes. The Mavs are shorthanded tonight, so both guys could get over 20 minutes. We should still see Yogi Ferrell get a ton of minutes off the bench while Maxi Kleber likely backs up McBuckets. There's not much fantasy appeal beyond tonight.
Mar 17 - 7:22 PM

Doug McDermott cooled off on Sunday with four points on 1-of-7 shooting in 27 minutes during a lopsided home loss vs. Houston.

The former lottery pick came in averaging 15.0 points and 2.0 triples on 57.7% shooting in his previous three games. That wasn't sustainable, but we were still hoping for more with Wes Matthews (leg) getting ruled out late tonight. McDermott added three rebounds and one assist with two turnovers tonight, and it's worth noting that Dallas plays just three games in each of the next two weeks.
Mar 11 - 10:15 PM

Doug McDermott had his highest scoring game as a Mav with 20 points against the Grizzlies on Saturday, adding seven rebounds and three 3-pointers in 25 minutes.

He's kind of heating up now with 10, 15 and now 20 in his last three games -- 25 tomorrow? McDermott's minutes are also starting to climb with 28.7 per game over his last three. Encouraging notes aside, McBuckets just doesn't do enough on the stat sheet to be counted on in fantasy.
Mar 10 - 11:29 PM

Doug McDermott came off the bench to hit 4-of-8 shots, a 3-pointer and 6-of-6 free throws for 15 points, two rebounds and two assists in 27 minutes on Tuesday.

He had 10 points and two 3-pointers in his previous game and is benefitting from the absence of Wesley Matthews (hip), while Yogi Ferrell scored a season-high 24 tonight. McDermott is worth keeping an eye on in deep leagues, but he'll need for Matthews to continue to rest and for Ferrell to crawl back into his hole for it to come to fruition.
Mar 7 - 12:00 AM

Doug McDermott finished with 10 points off the bench in Friday's road loss against the Lakers.

The former Creighton Blue Jays standout ended up hitting 3-of-6 from the field, all from behind the arc, and he made his only free-throw attempt. McDermott is likely to get an extended look down the stretch, as head coach Rick Carlisle indicated before the All-Star break that he is eager to see what the 3-point specialist can do. McDermott is worth grabbing for help in deeper fantasy formats.
Feb 24 - 2:07 AM

Dallas coach Rick Carlisle is eager to see more of Doug McDermott going forward.

"Offensively, he really is a guy you've got to pay attention to," Carlisle said. "Moves great off the ball. Really one of the quickest releases on his shot I've seen. There's just a few guys who get rid of it that quick." McDermott is averaging 8.0 points, 3.5 assists, 3.0 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.0 triples in his first two games for Dallas, and Carlisle also noted that he wants to give him an extended look as a small-ball four. He's still just a deep-league fantasy asset for now.
Source: SportsDay
Feb 12 - 9:51 AM

Doug McDermott started Sunday's game and had eight points, four assists, three rebounds, two 3-pointers and one steal in 34 minutes of action.

Wes Matthews and Dirk Nowitzki were both out tonight, so we're not expecting this to become a trend. Then again, the Mavs continue to flirt with the worst record in the Western Conference and have no incentive to wear out their veterans, so McDermott could eventually be turned loose. For now, he's just a guy to keep an eye on.
Feb 11 - 10:20 PM

The Mavericks are starting Doug McDermott on Sunday, alongside Dennis Smith Jr., Yogi Ferrell, Harrison Barnes and Dwight Powell.

Dallas is playing without Dirk Nowitzki (ankle), Wesley Matthews (back) and J.J. Barea (rest), so there are plenty of minutes available.
Feb 11 - 7:00 PM

Doug McDermott scored eight points with three rebounds, three assists and one steal in 21 minutes against the Lakers on Saturday.

Coach Rick Carlisle said he was going to run him out there as a three, and that he'll entertain the idea of him as a four man soon. McDermott really needs some serious usage to have value in most fantasy leagues, so he's not really an add because he won't get it.
Feb 11 - 12:12 AM

Doug McDermott will make his debut with the Mavs on Saturday.

He is likely going to come off the bench and could take minutes from Maxi Kleber and Kyle Collinsworth. McDermott should get plenty of shots in the Mavs system while he's out there, but he may not see enough playing time.
Feb 10 - 7:00 PM

The Knicks have traded Doug McDermott to the Dallas Mavericks in a three-team deal.

The Mavericks will send Devin Harris to Denver, while the Nuggets will send Emmanuel Mudiay to the Knicks. The Mavericks may not be done making moves, but McBuckets will have a decent role off the bench behind Harrison Barnes and Wesley Matthews. He was just a 3-point specialist in deeper fantasy leagues with the Knicks and is likely looking at similar value in Dallas. According to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports, Dallas is also acquiring a second-round pick from Denver.

Doug McDermott was quiet in the starting lineup on Wednesday vs. the Bulls, scoring three points with six rebounds and one assist.

He was actually second on the team in minutes played with 37, but apparently McBuckets wasn't interested in any revenge. He hit just 1-of-6 shots and there's no guarantee that his move to the first unit will be permanent, so this doesn't move the needle much. He is what he is and that's a 3-point specialist in very deep leagues. If he makes more starts and gets hot, we'll let you know about it.
Wed, Dec 27, 2017 10:50:00 PM

Doug McDermott is starting over Lance Thomas against the Bulls on Wednesday.

Revenge game? Thomas has been fairly quiet lately and it's not like McDermott has played dwell either, scoring just five points in 15 minutes on Monday. This is probably more about the matchup than anything else, so there's no move to make in fantasy unless you're desperate.
Wed, Dec 27, 2017 07:27:00 PM

Doug McDermott scored a season-high 23 points in 31 minutes on Sunday, making 9-of-13 field goals with two 3-pointers and three rebounds.

He also went 3-of-3 at the free throw line, but didn't have any assists, steals or blocks. This was a terrific turn of events if you were somehow playing him tonight, but he's still untouchable in the vast majority of fantasy leagues.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 11:37:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Dennis Smith Jr.
2J.J. Barea
3Kyle Collinsworth
4Aaron Harrison
SG1Yogi Ferrell
2Doug McDermott
3Seth Curry
SF1Wesley Matthews
2Dorian Finney-Smith
3Jalen Jones
PF1Harrison Barnes
2Dwight Powell
3Maxi Kleber
4Josh McRoberts
5Jameel Warney
C1Dirk Nowitzki
2Salah Mejri
3Nerlens Noel
4Johnathan Motley