AUGUST 8: McDermott has joined the Spurs in a sign-and-trade deal, the Pacers announced in a press release.
Indiana got a future second-round pick in return, while San Antonio received McDermott, a future second-rounder and the option to swap second-round picks in a future draft. The Pacers also created a $7.3MM trade exception in the deal, equivalent to McDermott’s 2020/21 salary.
AUGUST 2: Pacers free agent forward Doug McDermott has agreed to a three-year, $42MM deal with the Spurs, Shams Charania of The Athletic tweets.
McDermott cashed in off a career year with Indiana in which he averaged 13.6 PPG, 3.3 RPG and 1.3 APG. He’s a career 40.7% 3-point shooter, though he’s more than just a perimeter threat. He averaged a career-high 10.1 shot attempts and made 53.2% of them in his walk year.
McDermott’s most recent contract, which he signed with Indiana in 2018, was a three-year deal worth $22MM.
Retaining McDermott at the number he agreed to with the Spurs would have added to the Pacers’ luxury tax concerns, though they were hoping to re-sign him.
The Pelicans, Suns, and Nuggets were among the teams that were rumored to be potential suitors for the 29-year-old McDermott. The Spurs had an edge over many other teams due to ample cap space, while many others could only offer their $9.536MM mid-level exception.
San Antonio could simply sign McDermott with its cap room or work out a sign-and-trade with Indiana.
25 thoughts on “Spurs Acquire Doug McDermott In Sign-And-Trade”
3 year $40 million
no one cares?
Desperate teams throw good money at bad players.
Is he a great player no but he a decent player who can shoot. Who wouldn’t want a guy who shot over 50% and 38% from 3
The Knicks. Chicago. Dallas. OKC. Indiana…
When all you can do is shoot three’s and get 13+M per for three years, one has to wonder. His D is horrible, not a good rebounder and he can’t create a play off the dribble. He’s a catch and shoot player.
Tons of terrible deals so far. Horrible time to buy in free agency.
Says the guy who’s team nobody wants to go to.
I don’t think so
This is market price
There is no great time to buy in free agency.
Does that mean one or both of Rudy or derozan gone
I think Rudy signed with Utah and demar was traded to Chicago
Why??? Like why throw money at players just to throw money. I mean I know we need scoring, shooting, but is really Doug McDermott the solution? I really hope that the whole contract isn’t fully guaranteed. Bc it seems like a waste of cap space in the future. Idk I’m not a fan. Maybe I’m being too hard but it seems grossly overpaid.
As a Pacer fan I am sad to see him go. I think you will appreciate him more when you watch him on a regular basis. He’s added the ability to attack close outs which has transformed his game.
that and also he provided something you guys were missing for a while at the 4, with his shooting, and now he fills that same spot in what has been an area of need for the Spurs
BB fans have been slow to pick up on “attacking a closeout” as a skill. But when done right it torches the defense and cashes in an advantage the offense was building for by passing the ball around quickly.
Sometimes when I’m watching I think “Would somebody shoot finally”! Thats when you want McDermott out there.
He did finally creep above the PER15 line last year. Took awhile.
Better than Bertans
This is another very good college player. Who blossomed late. It happens dudes. So stop hating on young guys. And try and see what they need instead of giving up on them.
I agree. He showed more than a willingness last year to drive to the hole. If you didn’t know him you would have thought it was his preference.
Feels like an over pay to me, maybe 3 for 30 million.
Meh. Good fit for us, but a little too expensive. Granted, we have the money and it’s a bad FA class.
It is what it is, I guess.
A little expensive, but everything decent will be in a shallow FA market.
Good move for the Spurs. They needed shooting and additions to the front court while also getting younger. If the double S&T of Derozan for Lauri has some legs and the Spurs could also land Theis, I would call it a successful offseason.
Why would Spurs want to do ST with Indy? It’s not like Pacers can attach an asset to sweeten the pot since they’re the ones sending a player out.
A but more than I thought he would get AAV, although he fills what has been a big need for the Spurs at the 4 for a while, especially after losing Bertams, although you could argue they’re still looking for defense st that spot. Also wondering what their faith level is in Luka Samanic b/c I’d like to see him get an opportunity
The Spurs are rebuilding. It’s a good veteran pick up who can be traded for some assets down the line