San Antonio Spurs sign Doug McDermott to 3-year, $42 million deal
An early signing in the storm of moves on Tuesday, Doug McDermott committed to joining the Spurs on a three-year deal. As usual, there weren't any rumblings around such a signing until the news was already official and broken by Shams Charania on Twitter.
Right away, what sticks out about McDermott's game is his shooting. Doug is a career 40.7 percent shooter from downtown and has averaged 4.3 attempts per game in each of the last two seasons. The 6-7 forward out of Creighton is also an underrated finisher and moves well without the ball.
I've seen some chatter that the Spurs overpaid for someone of McDermott's skill set, but I feel like that usually comes from those not particularly in the know of the current NBA market. As well-established NBA market guru and Project Spurs writer Paul Garcia recently pointed out, Doug's contract was right in the wheelhouse of his projected value going into the summer.
We'll have a more in-depth grade of McDermott's signing at Air Alamo soon, but as for my grade, this one's easy.