With so many moving pieces, it’s easy to lose track of things in the 2014 NBA Draft. Here’s a live feed of every new draft day trade:
Doug McDermott Heading To Chicago:
It appears that Doug McDermott, the No. 11 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, could already be on the move. According to Sam Amick of USA TODAY Sports, the Denver Nuggets are moving Doug McDermott and Anthony Randolph to the Chicago Bulls in exchange for the 16th and 19th overall picks in this year’s draft, plus a second rounder in 2015.
The move frees up some cap space for the Chicago Bulls, who are trying to free up as much room as possible in order to sign Carmelo Anthony or LeBron James this summer. For the Nuggets, it helps them avoid doubling down on a player with a similar playing style to Danilo Gallinari while nabbing them an extra first round pick.
— Doug McDermott (@dougmcd3) June 27, 2014
McDermott averaged 26.9 points and 7.0 rebounds per game last season at Creighton and was the No. 5 all-time scorer in NCAA history. He’s a gifted three-point shooter who can score in a variety of ways and will be able to provide some versatility and scoring punch for the Bulls. McDermott had a great workout with the Bulls before the draft and was one of the guys Chicago wanted all along.
With the No. 16 pick, the Chicago Bulls selected Jusuf Nurkic for the Nuggets. With the No. 19 pick, Chicago drafted Gary Harris, quite possibly the steal of the draft, for Denver. Nurkic is a 19-year-old prospect with size at 6’11” and some quality post moves. He has soft hands, a nice shooting touch and could be a draft-and-stash option. Harris is a quality shooter and a good defender for his size, something Nuggets fans have not seen in quite some time.