Chicago Bulls Fans, Let’s Discuss Your Current Condition

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Jul 11, 2015; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Chicago Bulls forward Doug McDermott (3) looks on during a stoppage in play of an NBA Summer League game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Thomas & Mack Center. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Subject: Doug McDermott


  • McDermott had another incredible showing during the Las Vegas Summer League.
  • He showed that he can score from anywhere on the floor and Fred Hoiberg loves him.
  • McDermott had bright spots in his rookie season, but after his procedure, Thibodeau never played him.
  • Now that Dunleavy will miss the first couple of weeks of this season, it will be a perfect opportunity for Mcdermott to showcase his versatile game.


  • McDermott is too small to be a stretch four and too slow to cover wings.
  • His defensive game wasn’t great under Tom Thibodeau and there is no reason to expect Hoiberg to be any better at developing him.
  • Perhaps if he only focuses on his shot he can be a good spot-up shooter off the bench.