What are the chances he goes in the lottery next year? He had a great sophomore season and will most likely be better this year. With the weak amount of prospects in next year's draft, could he maybe sneak in?
the chances of me getting a Ferrari from a stranger when i walk outside my apt
with that said, if the timberwolves have a lotto pick...
To be honest I don't see it. Yes he's highly productive and efficient at the college level but he doesn't have the requisite skillset to do much at the wing at the NBA level. He doesn't have the athleticism, explosiveness, quick feet or overall speed to handle the starting SFs in the NBA. He also doesn't have much of a handle, which I think might be the biggest factor in preventing him from being a lotto pick.
His BBall IQ, motor and versatile offensive game should get him some looks near the end of the first round or the top of the second but anything higher than that would be a mistake.
If Steve Novake (even though he might be the best shooter in the league) can play in the league, McDermott could possibly find his niche somewhere.
Dwight summed it up pretty well. He's another one of those guys in a long lineage of amazing college players who just dont possess the physical tools to translate their games to the NBA. It's often overlooked, but just the altered dementions of the 3 point line stretch the court and give a huge advantage to players who are faster and quicker, and punishes the highly skilled players with less athletic tools.
I could see him making the league as a rotation shooter but thats probably it.
I'm not sure how McDermott goes lottery if a guy like Jae Crowder (similar accolades/potential/skill level) slipped to the early 30's
He and Crowder are basically opposites. Crowder a 6'4 PF who despite his size has the athletisicim and strength to play down low. Doug 6'8 SF/PF stretch guy who can really shoot and score but isn't athletic enough.
is Jae Crowder really only 6'4" ? holy &$#%#&@!. that guy was a terror when we (Washington) played Marquette.