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Doug McDermott Headed to Chicago

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Doug McDermott, selected #11 by the Denver Nuggets, will be traded to the Chicago Bulls in exchange for the #16 and #19 picks. The Bulls save a little bit of money by drafting one guy rather than two (about $350,000 total), but he also makes Mike Dunleavy. Jr. expendable, and trading him would free up more space to pursue a marquee free agent this summer. McDermott had hoped to end up in Chicago after having spoken with Kyle Korver, and the Bulls, interestingly enough, were looking for a Korver-like offensive threat to help dig them out of the league’s offensive basement.

via Adrian Wojnarowsi of Yahoo! Sports.

Joel Brigham is a senior writer for Basketball Insiders, covering the Central Division and fantasy basketball.

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