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San Antonio Spurs | #20 | Forward

Doug

McDermott

PPG

13.6

RPG

3.3

APG

1.3

PIE

9.6

6'7" | 225lb | 29 years

Player Bio

PROFESSIONAL CAREER

Doug Mcdermott has played over five NBA seasons with the Chicago Bulls (2014-17), Oklahoma City Thunder (2017), New York Knicks (2017-18), Dallas Mavericks (2018) and Indiana Pacers (2018-19), McDermott has averaged 7.8 points and 2.1 rebounds over 341 career games and 14 starts. He has shot 45.9 percent from the field, 40.4 percent from long range and 82.5 percent from the foul line over his career. 2014-15: He appeared in 36 games on the year and averaged 3.0 points and 1.2 rebounds in 8.9 minutes per game and shot .402 from the field, .317 from downtown and .667 from the line. Mcdermott recorded four games with 10 or more points. He posted 13 points (3-4 3FG) at Charlotte, 3/13. He recorded a season-high 16 points (8-17 FG) at Indiana, 3/6. Mcdermott posted 12 points in 12 minutes against Orlando, 11/4. He recorded 18 DNP-CDs and was on the team’s Inactive List 28 times. Mcdermott missed 24 games with a right knee injury (12/2, 12/6-1/17) and three games with back soreness (3/25-4/1). 2015-16: He played in 81 games on the year (four starts) and averaged 9.4 points and 2.4 rebounds over 23.0 minutes per game, and shot .452 from the field, .425 from beyond the arc and .857 from the line. In four starts, averaged 11.5 points and 1.8 rebounds in 22.2 minutes, and shot .548 from the field, .533 from 3-point territory and .800 from the stripe. Mcdermott tallied 37 games with 10+ points and five games with 20+ points. He posted 18 games with three or more three-pointers. He dished a career-best four assists at New Orleans, 4/11. He tallied a career-high nine rebounds at Houston, 3/31. Mcdermott tied his career high of five threes vs. Brooklyn, 3/17. He scored 20+ points in consecutive games for the first time in his career (29 at Toronto, 3/14, and 20 at Washington, 3/16. He posted double-digit scoring for career-long seven-game streak from Feb. 19–March 2. He went a career-best 7-of-7 from the foul line at Atlanta, 2/26. Mcdermott set a career high in scoring with his first 30-point game vs. Toronto, 2/19; also made a career-high 13 field goals. He made his first NBA start vs. Oklahoma City, 11/5. He missed one game with a right knee injury (12/28). 2016-17: Mcdermott averaged 9.0 points on .447 shooting (222-497) over 22.8 minutes per game in 66 overall games (five starts) for the Bulls and Thunder. He went 77-208 (.370) overall from three-point range. He appeared in 44 games (four starts) for the Bulls and 22 games (one start) for the Thunder following a mid-season trade to Oklahoma City. Mcdermott scored a career-best 31 points for Chicago at Memphis, 1/15. He pulled down a career-high 10 rebounds for the Bulls vs. Toronto, 1/7. He recorded four 20+ scoring games. Mcdermott tied his career high with five triples on his way to 23 points against the Pacers, 10/29. He missed 11 games (Nov. 15-Dec. 6) due to concussion suffered on Nov. 12 vs. Wizards. He also missed three games in season’s final weeks (Apr. 9-12) due to left knee soreness. 2017-18: Mcdermott played a combined 81 games and made four starts for the New York Knicks and Dallas Mavericks, and averaged 7.9 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.0 assists over 21.8 minutes per game. He shot a career-best 46.7 percent from the field and 42.6 percent from three-point range to go with a 79.0 percent mark from the free throw line. He was acquired by the Knicks via trade before the season, he began the season by averaging 7.2 points and 2.4 rebounds per game over 55 appearances (one start) for New York. He recorded two of his three 20+ point performances on the year for the Knicks, including a season-high 23 points on 9-for-13 shooting in a win over Atlanta, 12/10. As part of a three-team trade, he was acquired by Dallas on Feb. 8. Mcdermott played 26 games and made three starts for the Mavericks and averaged 9.0 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game. He shot 49.4 percent from three-point range for Dallas. 2018-19: He appeared in 77 games and made one start in his first season with the Pacers and averaged 7.3 points and 1.4 rebounds over 17.3 minutes per game. Mcdermott shot 49.1 percent from the field, 40.8 percent from 3-point range and 83.5 percent from the free throw line. McDermott finished 14th in the NBA in 3-point percentage at 40.8 percent from long distance. He shot 49.1 percent from 3-point range over 39 road appearances this season, which led the league in that category. He scored in double figures 26 times with a season high of 21 points twice during the regular season. Mcdermott led the Pacers in scoring and posted season highs with 21 points and six rebounds in just 23 minutes off the bench in the road win at Utah, 11/26. he followed that performance with 21 points as he tied his career high with five 3-pointers the next night at Phoenix, 11/27. He made his only start of the season as he finished with 13 points, five rebounds in two assists in the win at Atlanta, 4/10. Mcdermott missed five games (Feb. 2-9) with sore ribs. He has appeared in 11 career playoff games in three trips to the postseason with Chicago (2014-15), Oklahoma City (2016-17) and Indiana (2018-19). Mcdermott has averaged 3.33 points over 9.5 minutes per game while shooting 38.7 percent from the field and 36.4 percent from three-point range. 2014-15: Mcdermott appeared in three games and averaged 1.7 points over 3.3 minutes per game as Chicago reached the Eastern Conference Semifinals. He scored five points in six minutes off the bench as Chicago closed out Milwaukee in Game 5 of the First Round, 4/30. 2016-17: He came off the bench in all five games of Oklahoma City’s First Round loss to Houston, and averaged 5.0 points per game on 50 percent shooting (9-18) and 53.8 percent (7-13) from downtown over 13.2 minutes per game. Mcdermott scored a postseason career high 11 points (3-4 3FG) in 14 minutes in Game 2 at Houston, 4/19). 2018-19: He appeared in three games for the Pacers against the Celtics and averaged 2.0 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game.

BEFORE NBA

He played in 145 games and averaged 21.7 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game.. He shot .550 from the field, .458 from the three and .831 from the free throw line. He was named the Consensus National Player of the Year in 2014. Mcdermott finished his career as one of only three players in NCAA history with 3,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in a career (Lionel Simmons and Harry Kelly). he was also the eighth player in college basketball history to surpass 3,000 career points, good for fifth all-time with 3,150 career points. He scored in double figures in an NCAA record 135 games. Mcdermott is one of only 11 players to earn three straight First Team AP All-America honors since the inception of the awards in 1947-48. he was a three-time Wooden and USBWA All-American. he led the Blue Jays to three straight NCAA Tournaments (2012-14). He holds school records for points (3,150), field goals (1,141), three-point percentage (.458) and free throws (594), as well as the single-season mark for points (934) and FGM (330). He owns the top three single-season scoring marks in Creighton history. In his final season, he led the nation in scoring with 26.7 points per game, and for the second straight season, he led the country in total points with 934. He ranked ninth in three-point percentage with a .449 clip. He led Creighton to a record of 27-8 and a second-place finish in the Big East. He earned Big East Player of the Year honors, as well as 13 National Player of the Year honors including: Associated Press, The Naismith Trophy, USBWA, Oscar Robertson Trophy, the John R. Wooden Award and the Lute Olson Award. He became the first player to earn 64 or more of the 65 votes for the Associated Press Player of the Year honor. 2010-11: Mcdermott played in 39 games and averaged 14.9 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game. he shot .525 from the field, .405 from downtown and .746 from the free throw line. In Omaha, his 581 points were the most by a freshman in MVC history. He became the first freshman to be named First Team All-MVC since 1952. He also became the third freshman (Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant) nationally since 2002 to post at least 525 points, 270 rebounds and 40 three-pointers. Mcdermott was named to USBWA Freshman All-America Second Team. 2011-12: He played in 35 games and averaged 22.9 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game. He shot .601 from the field, .486 from three and .796 from the charity stripe. He garnered Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year honors. Mcdermott was also named First Team All-American by the Associated Press, the USBWA, NABC and ESPN.com. He was a finalist for the Wooden and Naismith National Player of the Year Awards, and won the CollegeInsider.com Lute Olson National Player of the Year award. 2012-13: Mcdermott played in 36 games and averaged 23.2 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 1.6 assists over 31.6 minutes per game. He shot .548 from the field, .490 from downtown and .875 from the charity stripe. Mcdermott claimed Missouri Valley Conference Player of the Year for the second straight year. He was named First Team All-American by the Associated Press, NABC, USBWA and Basketball Times, and was selected Second Team All-American by ESPN.com and SportingNews. He was a finalist for the Oscar Robertson Trophy, the Wooden Award and Naismith Award. Mcdermott was selected the USBWA District VI Player of the year and became the first player in Missouri Valley Conference Tournament history to repeat as the Most Outstanding Player. 2013-14: He played in 35 games and averaged 26.7 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 1.3 assists over 31.5 minutes per game. He shot .526 from the field, .449 from three and .864 from the free throw line. He posted 13 games with 30 or more points.

PERSONAL LIFE

His full name is Douglas Richard McDermott.He is the son of Greg and Theresa. Mcdermott majored in marketing while at Creighton. He was a high school teammate of Dallas Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes at Ames High School in Iowa. He helped guide Ames High to 53 straight wins and back-to-back state titles. Mcdermott was named First Team All-State after averaging 20.1 points and 7.8 rebounds per game his senior season. He scored a team-high 21 points in Ames High’s 2010 state title win. Mcdermott originally signed to play with the University of Northern Iowa, but was released from his letter-of-intent for the chance to play for his father at Creighton. He also enjoys playing golf and traveling in his spare time.