Stats: 17 G, 3.2 PPG, 1.6 RPG, 0.1 APG, 0.2 SPG, 0.1 BPG
It’s still early for Doug McDermott, so all is not lost. However, it should be pretty apparent from watching him that this is probably not the next Bird. He earned his nickname “Dougie McBuckets” on the strength of his tremendous shooting, but that stroke has largely been absent as he’s making the adjustment to the NBA. McDermott is currently converting at just a 42 percent rate, including a very poor 23 percent from three point range, and is already battling a knee injury that won’t make things any easier for him. We’re still in the early days of his career, but this isn’t an ideal start.