McDermott posted eight points (4-7 FG, 0-2 3Pt), five rebounds, and two assists in 25 minutes Wednesday against the Suns. McDermott is averaging 11.2 points and 1.6 treys over the last five games and seems to be enjoying his role as a three-point shooter. He's averaging 21 minutes a game during that span and is playing consistently enough to hold deep league fantasy value.
McDermott scored 11 points (4-9 FG, 1-2 3Pt, 2-2 FT) and grabbed one rebound over 17 minutes in Monday's loss to the Pacers. In his first game as a reserve since Nov. 5, McDermott unsurprisingly saw his playing time drop off slightly, while the man who replaced him in the starting lineup, Tony Snell, finished with 29 minutes. Snell may retain an advantage in playing time if he continues to start over McDermott, but the second-year forward from Creighton still offers more fantasy utility of the two due to his scoring ability and superior mark from behind the three-point arc. He's shooting 56.8 percent from long range this season.
McDermott will come off the bench Monday versus the Pacers, Nick Friedell of ESPN Chicago reports. Following a four-game stint in the starting lineup, McDermott will yield the small forward spot to Tony Snell. In five games as a reserve to start the season, McDermott averaged 10.2 points (on 51 percent shooting), 2.4 three-pointers, 2.4 rebounds, and 1.2 assists in 20 minutes.
McDermott scored 18 points, shooting 7-of-15 from the field and draining three triples over 28 minutes in Monday's 111-88 win over the 76ers. In his third start of the season, McDermott had another efficient night shooting the basketball, and continues to grow under new coach Fred Hoiberg. The easy matchup probably had a lot to do with his performance, but building confidence is important for a young sharpshooter. McDermott is hitting too many three-pointers to not be owned in most formats.
McDermott will start again Saturday against Minnesota, Nick Friedell of ESPN Chicago reports. Fred Hoiberg inserted McDermott into the starting five in place of Tony Snell on Thursday against Oklahoma City, and he'll stick with the same lineup as the Bulls host Minnesota. McDermott finished with nine points and one rebound in 23 minutes Thursday.
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