Former Creighton Blue Jays’ forward Doug McDermott will be one of the draft’s most intriguing players. Although he was one of the most prolific scorers in NCAA history and was recognized as the country’s best player, winning the Naismith Award, some question his NBA futures.
Often times, it’s all about finding the right fit and McDermott has an eye on one team.
“I like to play up and down,” McDermott told Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated when asked about what team he would like to play for. “I’d say the Spurs — that’s who everyone on Creighton dreams of playing for. They have great ball movement. They don’t care about who is scoring. We liked watching the Spurs back in Omaha. A lot of teams are moving in that direction. The Hawks, the Suns — a lot of shooters that like to space the floor.”
Although McDermott’s stock may take a hit because of his measurements at last week’s NBA Scouting Combine, it seems like a big stretch to think he would be available for the Spurs.
Of course, the last time the Spurs really liked a prospect, they dealt a promising young point guard, George Hill, to the Indiana Pacers for the draft rights to Kawhi Leonard.
McDermott averaged 26.7 points and 7.0 rebounds per game last season.