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Doug McDermott | Forward

Team: Chicago Bulls
Age / DOB:  (23) / 1/3/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 225
College: Creighton
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Doug McDermott said he thinks he'll fit in nicely with new coach Fred Hoiberg.
He was in Tom Thibodeau's doghouse for basically his entire rookie season, so this move has to help McBuckets. We saw him shine in Las Vegas last summer and he'll likely have another chance to do so again. For now, he's nowhere near worthy of a fantasy draft pick in most leagues. Jun 3 - 5:55 PM

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Doug McDermott (back) will be available to play Friday vs. the Pistons.

McDermott may be able to get on the court if the game turns into a blowout, but he's not a regular rotation player for Chicago, so he can safely remain on the waiver wire in all formats.
Apr 3 - 11:42 AM

Doug McDermott (back) is questionable to play Friday vs. the Pistons.

Even if McDermott is a go, he's not likely to get enough minutes to matter in most leagues. Leave him on the wire.
Apr 2 - 5:34 PM

Doug McDermott (back) was a full participant during Thursday's practice.

McDermott has been forced to sit the past four games due to back soreness, but his return to practice is an encouraging sign for his availability for Friday's game vs. the Pistons. That being said, McDermott isn't a major rotation player for the Bulls, so his status shouldn't matter to owners in most leagues.
Apr 2 - 2:50 PM

Doug McDermott (back) will not play vs. the Bucks on Wednesday.

This will be his fourth consecutive game on the shelf and there is still no known timetable for a return. McDermott wasn't a consistent part of the rotation before the injury, so he belongs on the wire in almost all leagues anyways.
Apr 1 - 12:11 PM

Doug McDermott (back) will not play vs. the Knicks on Saturday according to head coach Tom Thibodeau.

McDermott reportedly had another setback, so he is probably looking at some additional time on the sidelines. He wasn't a consistent part of the rotation anyways, so his absence won't have many fantasy implications. We will update his status once we know more.
Mar 28 - 11:55 AM

Doug McDermott will not play on Wednesday due to back soreness.

His absence gives Tom Thibodeau one fewer perimeter shooter to bring off the bench, but it shouldn't have any implications in fantasy leagues. McDermott is averaging under 10 minutes per game since the All-Star break and the waiver wire is his permanent residence.
Mar 25 - 5:38 PM

Doug McDermott played 22 minutes against the Hornets on Friday with 13 points, five boards and three 3-pointers on 4-of-6 from the field.

He was looking at even bigger minutes tonight, but coach Tom Thibodeau said he pulled the rookie in the fourth quarter because of the bad matchup. McDermott can hit a lot of treys and add some boards, so he's on the radar in deep leagues. Of course, 95 percent of fantasy owners will want to see it again.
Mar 13 - 10:11 PM

Doug McDermott scored a career-high 16 points in 16 minutes off the bench on Friday, hitting 8-of-17 shots (no threes) with three rebounds and one assist.

This is a big game and signifies that he is nowhere near a forgotten man in Chicago. Unfortunately for McDermott his fantasy prospects are dimmed by his total lack of defensive stats, so he'll need to become a big-time scorer and rebounder to have fantasy value in the future. That's not happening anytime soon.
Mar 6 - 11:16 PM

Coach Tom Thibodeau said Doug McDermott will get another chance in the rotation.

Thibs praised McDermott's defense, following his scoreless game against the Wizards on Tuesday. McDermott missed all five shots from the field and only had one board. He should have minutes in the teens until Taj Gibson gets back, but may fall out of the rotation after that.
Mar 4 - 2:16 PM

Doug McDermott (knee) will be active on Monday against the Cavs.

It's unclear if he'll play, but it will be McBuckets' first game back since undergoing knee surgery in the middle of December. He'll likely be worked back in slowly, and the rookie does not have a spot in the rotation guaranteed to him after being out for about a month.
Jan 19 - 10:54 AM

Doug McDermott (knee) is being listed as questionable for Monday's game vs. Cleveland.

Even if he's available to play, there are no guarantees he actually steps on the court. McDermott will likely be brought along slowly, and there's no reason to pick him up in almost any league.
Jan 18 - 6:44 PM

Doug McDermott (knee) said he wants to return on Monday.

There's a chance coach Tom Thibodeau has different ideas for the rookie. McDermott is not a lock to be in the rotation and he can be left on the wire in just about all leagues.
Jan 17 - 8:06 PM

Doug McDermott (knee) will not play Friday vs. the Celtics.

McDermott isn't a part of the Bulls' rotation, so there are no fantasy implications with this news. He can safely remain on the waiver wire in nearly all leagues.
Jan 16 - 11:14 AM

Doug McDermott (knee) is inactive for Wednesday's game against the Wizards.

He has returned to practice, but it still isn't clear when he will be activated. Regardless, McDermott likely won't be in the rotation this season and should be left on the waiver wire.
Jan 14 - 12:06 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Derrick Rose
2Kirk Hinrich
3E'Twaun Moore
SG1Jimmy Butler
2Tony Snell
SF1Doug McDermott
PF1Pau Gasol
2Taj Gibson
3Nikola Mirotic
4Bobby Portis
5Cameron Bairstow
C1Joakim Noah