The Bulls have had an all-world defense for years now thanks to head coach Tom Thibodeau, but they have been desperate for shooting and a reliable source of offense. They hope they'll get that from McDermott who posted some of the most efficient shooting numbers in college basketball in his four years at Creighton.
McDermott hit 45 percent of his 3s on nearly 600 attempts in college. And even though defenses knew he was the No. 1, 2 and 3 option at Creighton he still averaged 26.7 points last season while shooting 46 percent from 3 and 57 percent from inside the arc.
Assuming that Derrick Rose can get healthy (a big assumption) and Joakim Noah remains one of the elite passing big men in the NBA (a given), McDermott should find himself a lot of open looks.
There are questions about his defense, but he wasn't drafted for his defense. He is going to be asked to catch, shoot and convert.
The Bulls are the third NBA Central team to make a selection in the 2014 NBA Draft following the one-two punch at the top of the draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers and Milwaukee Bucks, who selected Andrew Wiggins and Jabari Parker, respectively.
The Pistons, meanwhile, are sitting at the No. 38 spot. Yay?