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Report: Nuggets trade just drafted Doug McDermott to Bulls for No. 16, 19 picks

Jun 26, 2014, 9:10 PM EDT

The Chicago Bulls need shooting, ideal bigs who can stretch the floor. Why do you think they are going after Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Love?

On draft night they added a guy who provides more of that.

The Bulls have landed Creighton’s scoring machine Doug McDermott in a trade, something first reported by Sam Amick of the USA Today.

This has been confirmed by

I like this pick for the Bulls. Their offseason has been so far aimed at adding offense and this trade does that. McDermott is known for his outside shot (44.9 percent from three last season) but more than that he can put the ball on the floor, post up and score in a variety of ways — and do it efficiently. Plus, he hits contested shots very well.

There are questions about how his game translates — he’s not a great athlete by NBA standards, he plays below the rim, and while he got mismatches in college in the NBA the guys guarding him will be more athletic. How does he adjust?

Then there are legit concerns about how well he can defend at the next level, and if he can’t defend Tom Thibodeau will not play him.

As for the Nuggets, they are going to add a couple of affordable young players to an already good team (one that already added Arron Afflalo earlier in the day and will get Danilo Gallinari and JaVale McGee back from injury next season).

  1. mcjon22 - Jun 26, 2014 at 9:15 PM

    Solid move by Chicago, especially if they are close to shedding Dunlevy’s contract as has been rumored

  2. 2016olympics - Jun 26, 2014 at 9:18 PM

    Welcome to Chitown Dougie McBuckets!!

    • chicitybulls - Jun 26, 2014 at 11:24 PM

      Stacey King is going to have a ball with that one. Jimmy Buckets and Dougie McBuckets. The Bucket brothers.

  3. monkeyhateclean - Jun 26, 2014 at 10:31 PM


    As always, thumbs down if you agree!!!

    • chicagosports2014 - Jun 27, 2014 at 1:41 AM


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