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Doug McDermott to undergo knee surgery, continuing a rough season
The Chicago Bulls announced Friday that rookie forward Doug McDermott will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Saturday. A timetable for his recovery will be determined after the completion of the surgery, but standard rehabilitation would seem to suggest four-to-six weeks on the shelf. McDermott had missed the team's four games prior to Friday's home game against the Portland Trail Blazers.
The Bulls obtained McDermott, a three-time All-American and 2014 National Player of the Year, in a draft-night trade after the Denver Nuggets made him the 11th-overall pick. While he may have been expected to contribute scoring and shooting to the squad, McDermott has struggled significantly, averaging 3.2 points at 42.3 percent shooting with a PER of 4.0. Most rookies can plan on undergoing an adjustment period, but McDermott probably didn't figure his biggest moment would come when he tried to join a photo he wasn't invited to.
From one vantage, McDermott's surgery is yet another incident in a season that has gone about as poorly as possible. From another, though, it could be for the best, a chance to restart the season and work on readying himself for NBA competition apart from the disappointment of minimal playing time and on-court challenges. It's hard to say that this is good news for the one-time (and maybe future?) Dougie McBuckets, but it's possible to see a silver lining. McDermott needs to find that positivity wherever he can get it.
Las Vegas Summer League to feature 22 teams
From July 12-22, 21 NBA NFL Picks teams and a team of NBA D-League Select players will compete for the inaugural NBA Summer League title. This year's field includes 11 of this season's NBA Playoff teams, along with 10 non-playoff teams, including the Cleveland Cavaliers and Washington Wizards, participants in every NBA Summer League in Las Vegas since the league's inception in 2004. The Cavaliers and Wizards will select first and third, respectively, in the 2013 NBA Draft, which will be held in Brooklyn at Barclays Center on Thursday, June 27, 2013.
The ninth NBA Summer League in Las Vegas tips off on Friday, July 12, and will conclude with a championship game on Monday, July 22. All participating teams will play a minimum of five games. After the conclusion of games on July 16, all teams will have completed three games and will be seeded for single-elimination tournament play that will lead to a champion being crowned on July 22.
Below is a complete list of teams that will participate in NBA Summer League 2013 (years participated):
Atlanta Hawks (2010-12)*
Charlotte Bobcats (2008, 2012)
Chicago Bulls (2005, 2009-12)*
Cleveland Cavaliers (2004-12)
Dallas Mavericks (2005-12)
Denver Nuggets (2004-12)*
Golden State Warriors (2005-12)*
L.A. Clippers (2005-12)*
L.A. Lakers (2007-12)*
Memphis Grizzlies (2007-12)*
Miami Heat (2010-12)*
Milwaukee Bucks (2007-12)*
Minnesota Timberwolves (2006-12)
NBA D-League Select (2009-12)
New Orleans Pelicans (2005-12)
New York Knicks (2005-12)*
Phoenix Suns (2004-12)
Portland Trail Blazers (2005-12)
Sacramento Kings (2005-12)
San Antonio Spurs (2007-12)*
Toronto Raptors (2008-12)
Washington Wizards (2004-12)
*Indicates 2012-13 NBA Playoff team.
NBA TV will televise a full slate of NBA Summer League games with the complete schedule to be announced at a later date. Live game action will also extend across digital platforms.
NBA Summer League has featured teams whose rosters included seven of the last eight NBA Rookie of the Year award winners: Chris Paul (New Orleans, 2005-06), Brandon Roy (Portland, 2006-07), Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City, 2007-08), Tyreke Evans (Sacramento, 2009-10), Blake Griffin (L.A. Clippers, 2010-11), Kyrie Irving (Cleveland, 2011-12) and Damian Lillard (Portland, 2012-13)
Tickets for NBA Summer League 2013 will go on sale June 1, at 10 a.m. PDT. Fans will be able to purchase tickets by calling 702-739-FANS, through UNLVtickets.com or by visiting any UNLV ticket outlet.
The full list of participating teams and their all-time records at NBA Summer League are listed below. For additional news and information about NBA Summer League 2013 please visit www.nba.com/summerleague.
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