Playing in his second season with the Pacers, McDermott appeared in 69 games, logging 19.9 minutes per contest. The former Creighton standout averaged a career-high 10.3 points per game, while adding 2.5 rebounds and a career-best 1.1 assists. The sharpshooter hit 48.8 percent of his field goals, a career-best 43.5 percent of his threes, and 82.8 percent of his free throws. McDermott also established new career marks in total three-point attempts (294) and makes (128), despite the truncated season. McDermott topped 20 points three times, including going for a season-high 24 points against the Nuggets on Jan. 19. He matched that total five days later against Golden State. In both games, McDermott drilled six three-pointers, establishing a new career single-game-high. In a Mar. 4 game against Milwaukee, McDermott set a new career-high with two steals in 19 minutes. He scored in double-figures in four straight games from Dec. 4 through Dec. 9 -- his longest streak of the season. When the season resumed in Orlando, McDermott appeared in all 12 of the Pacers' games, including all four playoff contests against the Heat. He notched a bubble-high 23 points in a seeding matchup against Miami on Aug. 14. In the playoffs, McDermott averaged 2.5 points and 0.8 rebounds in 13.5 minutes per game.2018
Having long ago established himself a lethal three-point specialists, Doug McDermott was his usual productive self from downtown during his first season with the Pacers. He finished the 2018-19 season having nailed 40.8 percent of his tries from deep, the third time in his first five NBA campaigns that McDermott has shot at least 40 percent from three. He also shot the highest mark of his career (49.1 percent) from the field in addition to hitting at least 83 percent (83.5) of his free throws for the third time in the past four years. McDermott began the year hot. He scored in double figures in four of Indiana's first five games, including draining 8-of-11 from downtown in a two-day stretch against Milwaukee and Brooklyn on Oct. 19 and 20. The Creighton product posted at least two three-pointers on 22 separate occasions throughout the course of the season. "McBuckets" finished with back-to-back 21-point efforts to help Indiana to wins in Utah and Phoenix on Nov. 26 and 27. For a player who is an efficient shooter, McDermott remains exceedingly reliable with the ball in his hands. He averaged just half a turnover a game last season. Through five NBA seasons, McDermott has never averaged more than 0.7 turnovers per contest. McDermott's Pacers finished with a record of 48-34 and lost to the Celtics in the first round of the playoffs. The sharpshooter has two more seasons remaining on his contract with Indiana.2017
Doug McDermott was traded to the Knicks in the offseason and began the 2017-18 season as member of the New York Knicks. He played 55 games (one start) with the Knicks before being dealt to the Mavericks at the trade deadline in February 2018, notching 26 games (three starts) with the Western Conference franchise. During his 55-game tenure with the Knicks, McDermott averaged 7.2 points on 46.0 percent shooting while logging 21.3 minutes per game. His numbers improved in Dallas, where he averaged 9.0 points on 47.8 percent shooting and 22.9 minutes per game. In total, McDermott played 81 games and averaged 7.8 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game. He had a good start to the season with the Knicks, as he scored in double digits twice in October and dropped 20 points in a win over the Hornets in early November. He tallied a season-high 23 points on 9-of-13 shooting, in a win over the Hawks on December 10, 2017. He did not miss a beat once traded to the Mavs, as he scored in double digits in six of his first 11 games with the team, including a 20-point showing in a win on March 10 over the Grizzlies. He also had his best shooting month of the season in March, as he shot 56 percent from long range through the month.2016
McDermott began the 2016-17 season as a member of the Bulls. With Chicago, he appeared in 44 games (four starts), averaging 10.2 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.0 assist and 1.3 three-pointers in 24.5 minutes. On Jan. 7, McDermott grabbed a career-best 10 rebounds, plus delivered 17 points, during a win over the Raptors. His career-high 31-point game with Chicago, which occurred Jan. 15 in a four-point win over the Grizzlies, was his best overall effort of the season. He shot 9-of-16 from the field, 3-of-6 from three and 10-of-11 from the charity stripe while also accumulating six rebounds, one steal and one block. On Feb. 23, he was traded from the Bulls to the Thunder. With Oklahoma City, he proceeded to appear in 22 games (one start), averaging 6.6 points and 2.2 rebounds in 19.5 minutes. The Thunder finished the campaign 47-35, made the playoffs as the six seed in the Western Conference, but lost to the Rockets in five games during the First Round. McDermott appeared in each contest, averaging 5.0 points and 1.0 rebounds in 13.2 minutes. His best playoff effort was during a Game 2 loss. He posted 11 points (4-5 FG, 3-4 3Pt) and one rebound in 14 minutes.2015
The 2015-16 campaign marked McDermott's second season in the league, and he appeared in 81 games for the Bulls, including four starts. Across 23.0 minutes per game, he averaged 9.4 points and 2.4 rebounds, which both represented career marks. He also shot career highs from the field (45.2 percent), from three-point range (42.5 percent) and from the charity stripe (85.7 percent). His three-point accuracy was the fifth best in the NBA, and he also boasted the NBA's seventh-lowest turnover percentage (7.2). In the process, he was able to accumulate new single-game career marks in points (30), rebounds (nine) and assists (four). One of his best performances of the season occurred March 14 during a two-point win over the Raptors. McDermott accumulated 29 points (9-11 FG, 4-5 3Pt, 7-8 FT), one rebound, one assist and one block in 37 minutes. It was one of his five 20-plus point outings and one of his six efforts with at least four made triples. Arguably, his best stretch of the season occurred from Feb. 19 through March 1. Across the six games, McDermott averaged 18.2 points on 55.3 percent from the field, 45.5 percent from three and 93.8 percent from the free-throw line, plus 2.7 rebounds in 28.2 minutes. Chicago's 42-40 mark ultimately left them just short of the playoffs, but McDermott's play was a positive for the franchise.2014
After four years at Creighton, McDermott was selected with the 11th overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft. He made his NBA debut with the Bulls during the first game of the season, Oct. 29 during a 24-point win over the Knicks. In 24 minutes, he posted 12 points (5-9 FG, 2-5 3Pt), five rebounds, two assists and one steal. However, a knee injury allowed him to appear in just 36 games in total, and he didn't see the court from Dec. 2 through Jan. 22. McDermott averaged 3.0 points and 1.2 rebounds in 8.9 minutes per game as he routinely came off the bench for Chicago. His single-game career highs were set at 16 points, seven rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block. McDermott also went 13-of-41 (31.7 percent) from beyond the arc during his rookie campaign. The Bulls finished the season 50-32, making the playoffs as the two seed in the Eastern Conference. After beating the Bucks in six games during the first round, Chicago lost in six games to the Cavaliers during the Conference Semifinals. McDermott played 10 playoff minutes and totaled five points, two rebounds and one assist.
June 26, 2014Drafted by the Denver Nuggets in the 1st round (11th pick) of the 2014 NBA Draft and traded along with Anthony Randolph to the Chicago Bulls in exchange for Gary Harris, Jusuf Nurkic and a 2015 2nd round pick.
July 22, 2014Signed a multi-year rookie contract with the Chicago Bulls.
February 23, 2017Traded by the Chicago Bulls with Taj Gibson and a 2018 2nd round draft pick to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Joffrey Lauvergne, Anthony Morrow and Cameron Payne.
September 25, 2017Traded by the Oklahoma City Thunder with Enes Kanter and a 2018 2nd round draft pick to the New York Knicks for Carmelo Anthony.
February 8, 2018As part of a 3-team trade, traded by the New York Knicks to the Dallas Mavericks; the Mavericks traded Devin Harris to the Denver Nuggets; the Nuggets traded a 2018 2nd round draft pick to the Dallas Mavericks; the Nuggets traded Emmanuel Mudiay to the Knicks; and the traded a 2018 2nd round draft pick to the Denver Nuggets.
July 6, 2018Signed a three-year deal as a free agent with the Indiana Pacers.