Doug McDermott and Fred Hoiberg talk about the Creighton alum's NBA improvements

McDermott is coming off a season in which he chalked up over 10 points per game

By Jesse Krull |

Published 10/24 2016 12:26AM

Updated 10/24 2016 12:26AM

Heading into his third professional season, Chicago Bulls forward and former Creighton star Doug McDermott knows he's got to improve his game to the next level.  

McDermott missed most of his rookie year due to injury, but last year he appeared in 81 games while averaging over 10 points per game. McDermott was happy to wrap up the preseason in Omaha, but just wants to continue to get better.

"Just have fun, that's what I'm looking forward to do, just have fun," McDermott said. "Good or bad, just enjoy being out on this floor again. Just enjoy being around these fans. I feel like I've played pretty well so far, this preseason just continue to build on it and it's good to end it at home." 

Chicago Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg knows McDermott could be one of the best shooters in the league. 

"I thought basically last year was his rookie year. That first year he didn't get a lot of playing time, a lot of it was due to injury then that rotation got set and he just didn't get a lot of minutes," Hoiberg said. I though he grew as the year went on. This summer a big emphasis with Doug was working on his positioning and working on his defense and that's what's going to keep him on the floor for extended periods. We feel Doug is one of the best shooters in this league. He's one of those guys, if he's open and it doesn't go in, it shocks you."


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