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McDermott excited to head to Chicago

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Doug McDermott addresses the media after being traded to Chicago Thursday night. Doug McDermott addresses the media after being traded to Chicago Thursday night.
NEW YORK (KTIV) -
Thursday night Creighton's Doug McDermott realized his dream to play in the NBA.

McDermott was selected by the Denver Nuggets with the 11th overall pick, only to be traded to the Chicago Bulls for the 16th and 19th overall picks.

The Bulls were looking for a shooter, and got arguably the best pure shooter in the draft.

McDermott was the consensus national player of the year in his senior season at Creighton, averaging 26 points per game.
    
McDermott said before the draft that finding the right fit was important - in Chicago, he believes he's got the right team.

"I had no expectations really," said McDermott. "I just wanted to find the right team. And I was able to find that, and I'm just so fortunate the Bulls drafted me. I had a really good idea because my agent was on the phone with the Bulls, and they pulled the trigger."

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