Pacers Sign Doug McDermott To Three-Year Deal

JULY 6: McDermott’s contract is now official, according to a press release from the Pacers. “In Doug’s case, we were looking for elite shooting, but we were also impressed with how he moves without the ball and his spot-up shooting,” said president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard.

JUNE 30: The Pacers have agreed to a three-year, $22MM deal with Doug McDermott, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN tweets. The small forward comes off of a year split between the Knicks and the Mavs.

In McDermott, the Pacers will add a solid perimeter threat with size. The 6’8″ forward is a career .403 three-point shooter and posted a .494 average in 26 games with Dallas.

Despite his solid stint with the Mavericks, McDermott was not made a restricted free agent this summer. Dallas initially tendered a qualifying offer to the veteran sharpshooter, but withdrew it shortly thereafter, ensuring that McDermott would be unrestricted. The Mavs intended to use a significant chunk of cap room on DeAndre Jordan, and didn’t want to carry McDermott’s $10MM cap hold on their books.

McDermott will add valuable depth to Indiana’s rotation, slotting in behind starting three Bojan Bogdanovic. Meanwhile, the Pacers should still have cap room available to add another player or two.

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6 thoughts on “Pacers Sign Doug McDermott To Three-Year Deal

  1. DynamiteAdams

    Pacers give out the most reasonable contracts and get quality players. Really like their GM.

  2. JT19

    Decent signing, and he’s basically the same thing as Bogdanovic so they’re relatively set at the 3. Could use another body there but since the Pacers liked playing 3 guard lineups last year (Collison, Joseph, Oladipo) they don’t have to break the bank too much for another wing.

  3. formerlyz

    They still need help on the wing. They also didnt improve defensively at that 4 spot with this move, but they did add shooting they could use there

    • JT19

      Agreed, they could use a little more help at the 4, but they don’t need to overspend on anybody in FA. Thad Young is decent enough to play against both big and small lineups and Bogdanovic/McBuckets can play there in a pinch against some small-ball groups.

  4. padam

    Hmmm…I like him off the bench, but for 7 per over 3 years? The years is what I’m struggling with.

  5. mazzith

    Was hoping Mavs were going to be able to keep him. Was fun to watch him under Carlisle’s offense.

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