Doug McDermott Traded to Bulls After Being Selected by Nuggets

Joseph ZuckerFeatured ColumnistJune 26, 2014

SAN ANTONIO, TX - MARCH 21: Doug McDermott #3 of the Creighton Bluejays reacts after a play in the second half against the Louisiana Lafayette Ragin Cajuns during the second round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at AT&T Center on March 21, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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The Chicago Bulls got the shooter they so desperately needed after trading away the 16th and 19th picks in the 2014 NBA draft to the Denver Nuggets for Doug McDermott.     

ESPN's Jeff Goodman reported the news:  

The Chicago Bulls' official Twitter account eventually confirmed the deal:

Three-point shooting was one of the Bulls' biggest problems last year. They finished 26th in made three-pointers and 24th in three-point percentage in the 2013-14 season. In McDermott, Chicago receives one of the best long-range specialists in the draft.