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Analysis: Doug McDermott has a decent ceiling as a scorer in the NBA

Analysis: Doug McDermott has a decent ceiling as a scorer in the NBA

This afternoon, Dallas. acquired veteran swingman Doug McDermott in a three team deal that sent Devin Harris to Denver, and Dallas native Emmanuel Mudiay to New York.

Per Yahoo’s Shams Charania, Dallas is also getting a second round pick in the deal.

The Mavericks are getting a guy in McDermott, who has a decent ceiling as a scorer in the NBA. One of the most prolific college scorers of all time, McDermott has averaged a career 7.8 points a game in just over 20 minutes, but has shot 39.2% from three on 2.7 attempts per game.

If McDermott, a high school teammate of Harrison Barnes, is given a more prominent role in Dallas’ rotation, he will have the opportunity to put up more shots, and thus score more points. As it stands, his per 36 stats have him at a shade over 12 points a game. There is no reason to believe that,with a bump in minutes and shot opportunities, that McDermott could not become a useful player for the Mavericks in the future.

Dallas is sending Devin Harris to Denver, who in nine years over two stints with Dallas, was an ultimate professional who always put his team over himself, filling various roles from starting point guard, to sixth man, to mentor for the younger pieces Dallas has brought in over the last couple of years.

Harris will be joining a team in Denver who is sixth in the Western Conference playoff race, 1.5 games back of OKC.

 

 

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