The Denver Nuggets (36-46) missed the playoffs for the first time since the 2004 campaign this past season and enter the summer with numerous question marks. The team tinkered with numerous rotations in head coach Brian Shaw’s first season at the helm but also saw the team stumble in standings due to a rash of injuries.
With the eleventh overall pick of the 2014 draft, the Nuggets selected forward Doug McDermott from Creighton University.
The Nuggets have boasted a plethora of high scoring small forwards on their roster over the past decade and the selection of McDermott solidifies a potential need for the franchise. Danilo Gallinari missed all of the 2013-14 season recovering from a torn ACL and Wilson Chandler’s contract is non-guaranteed after the upcoming season.
McDermott is the most decorated player in this year’s draft class, scoring over 3,100 points during his collegiate career, but there are questions on whether his game will translate successfully to the professional ranks.
UPDATE: McDermott has reportedly been traded to Chicago in exchange for the Bulls’ No. 16 (Jusuf Nurkic) and No. 19 (Gary Harris) picks. The Nuggets trade down in a talent rich draft in order to acquire more assets, while the Bulls were able to shed some salary obligations and secure much needed outside shooting to their roster.
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