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Mar 23, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; Creighton Bluejays forward Doug McDermott (3) shoots against the Baylor Bears in the first half of a men

Chicago Bulls NBA Draft: Teach Me How To Dougie

Stop me when this sounds familiar:

  • Upperclassmen
  • High I.Q. Player
  • Coach’s Favorite
  • Decorated collegiate career
  • High Moral Character
  • Defender with limited offensive skill

GarPax flipped the script in a Chicago Bulls NBA draft! After years of drafting defensive players with limited offensive upside the Front Office has heard our pleas and cries for offensive. Let’s celebrate!

Wait? What!?!?!

I’ve seen way too much disappointment and anger over acquiring Doug “McBuckets” McDermott, this is exactly the kind of player we’ve been hoping for! Now, I have my theories about what’s leading to this disappointment and anger, but I’m not sure this is the proper forum for that discussion. I’m going to keep the focus on Dougie McBuckets and explain to you why I’m excited for this acquisition in this NBA draft.

Doug McDermott’s ability to score is unique, there’s been many players able to score in bunches but few do so with the efficiency of McDermott. McDermott was second in the NCAA in usage yet ranked first in points per possession and field goal percentage. Typically, there is a direct correlation between usage and efficiency that shows the more usage the lower the efficiency; this is what makes McDermott a special unique player.

He shouldered the offensive responsibilities for his team, was the primary focus of opponents every night, yet there was nothing they could do to stop him from scoring and scoring efficiently.

How did he pull this off? By being a threat from everywhere on the court. McDermott led the nation in efficiency when coming off screens and when going iso. He also ranked top 3 in putbacks, postups and cuts. The diversity to his offensive game is a nightmare for defenders, McDermott can shoot it from anywhere and finish with both hands around the rim.

Several of the Chicago Bulls’ recent draft picks displayed a hesitation and lack of confidence with the ball in their hands over the past several years. McDermott’s game is scoring, I feel Chicago Bulls fans will find it refreshing to watch a rookie catch the ball with confidence and make decisive decisions with the ball in his hands.

I think this was a quality pick and I liked the aggressive nature displayed by the Chicago Bulls front office in going out and getting their guy.

For me, there’s only one debate: What will his nickname be?

  • McBuckets
  • Dougie Fresh
  • Mc3

Let me know your suggestions in the comments below.

Tags: 2014 NBA Draft Chicago Bulls Doug McDermott

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