It’s obvious the Chicago Bulls have needed to address their shooting problems, and they’ve done just that by trading their No. 16 and No. 19 picks for Doug McDermott, the No. 11 overall pick as selected by the Denver Nuggets.
The Nuggets acquire 16th and 19th picks from Chicago for draft rights to McDermott.
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This trade not only fulfills their need for a shooter, but it also allows them to pay one pick as opposed to the original two they were set to, which editor Ronald Agers previously addressed. With the extra cap space, the Bulls will have more to offer free agents, particularly Carmelo Anthony.
McDermott was named the National Player of the Year as a senior at Creighton University. His defense will need some work, but the important part is the fact he’ll provide necessary shooting. Read more about McDermott’s abilities and how he’d fit in on the Bulls here.
The Bulls selected Jusuf Nurkic from Bosnia-Herzegovina with the No. 16 pick and Gary Harris out of Michigan State at No. 19. Both players will be headed to Denver once the league approves the trade. Chicago also has their second round pick, No. 49, left.
UPDATE: The Bulls also receive Anthony Randolph in the trade, which is now official as announced by NBA commissioner Adam Silver during the draft. The Nuggets will also receive a 2015 second round pick aside from Nurkic and Harris.