McDermott had 18 points (7-15 FG, 3-6 3PT, 1-1 FT) and five rebounds in 32 minutes during Friday's 111-102 loss at Houston. McDermott is yet to start a single game for the Pacers this season, but he has turned things around after a slow start to the campaign. He has scored in double figures in four of his last five outings, emerging as a reliable scoring threat on Indiana's second unit.
McDermott compiled 18 points (7-13 FG, 3-7 3Pt, 1-1 FT), six rebounds and one assist in 26 minutes Sunday in the Pacers' 109-102 win over the Magic. After topping out at eight points in the Pacers' first seven games, McDermott has found his touch from the field in the team's past three contests. He's reached the teens in scoring in each of those games, shooting 55.9 percent from the field and 56.3 percent from three-point range. McDermott will struggle to sustain either of those efficiency rates moving forward and may also lose minutes once Jeremy Lamb (ankle) is back in the fold, making it difficult to view him as anything more than short-term streaming option in fantasy.
McDermott tallied 14 points (6-11 FG, 2-3 3Pt), and one assist in 19 minutes during Friday's 112-106 victory over Detroit. McDermott reached double-digits again Friday but added just one assist in 19 minutes of court time. He can be a nice source of three-pointers when he gets the playing time but is typically one of the more underwhelming fantasy players, even on his best nights. As soon as the Pacers start getting their players back, McDermott is likely to see a reduction in his playing time and those in 12-teams leagues need not waste any time thinking about picking him up.
McDermott produced 19 points (6-10 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 3-3 FT), seven rebounds, four assists and one steal in 31 minutes during Wednesday's 121-106 win over the Wizards. McDermott matched Aaron Holiday for the third-most minutes on the team behind Malcolm Brogdon and T.J. Warren. Indiana switched things up and went small in this one, with Domantas Sabonis and Goga Bitadze splitting time at center and Myles Turner (ankle) still sidelined. As a result, combo forwards such as McDermott were a bit more involved than usual. It's unclear whether the Pacers will stick with a similar strategy if Turner isn't ready to return for Friday's matchup with the Pistons, but if the big man can't give it a go McDermott could once again be a sneaky option in daily leagues.
McDermott (foot) played 19 minutes off the bench and contributed eight points (3-7 FG, 0-2 3Pt), two rebounds and one assist Tuesday in the Pacers' 122-120 overtime loss to the Hornets. McDermott's availability was uncertain leading up to tipoff after he carried a questionable tag into the contest, but he ended up seeing a normal minutes load off the bench. The forward's place in coach Nate McMillan's rotation looks secure at the moment, but he's not producing at a level that makes him particularly interesting for fantasy purposes. Through seven games, McDermott is averaging 5.4 points (on 34.1 percent shooting from the field), 1.9 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.1 triples in 17.7 minutes.
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