Mar 21, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; Creighton Bluejays forward Doug McDermott (3) signals in the second half of a men

Rumors: Charlotte Hornets will draft Doug McDermott

As we are inching closer to the NBA Draft, everyone has their own opinion on every prospect in the NBA Draft this year. This year’s draft has been hyped up to be the “best draft since 2003.”

If that is true, then the Charlotte Hornets are in good shape, as they currently own two 1st round picks, 9th and 24th overall.

Who will the Hornets pick with the 9th overall pick you might ask?

Rumor is that the Charlotte Hornets are very high on Creighton’s Doug McDermott, and will not pass up on him if he is still on the boar at number 9.

Head coach Steve Clifford loves McDermott as well, as he said after the pre-draft workout that McDermott is “skilled, smart, really good basketball IQ and high, high character.”

Steve Clifford also added that he believes Doug McDermott will be a Small Forward at the NBA level, a position the Hornets are in need of.

Offensively, yes, McDermott is a SF, but he will have a hard time guarding some of the quick, play-making small forwards in the NBA today. That is my main concern about Doug McDermott, his defensive ability.

Nonetheless the Charlotte Hornets are high on him, so don’t be surprised come draft night when its the Hornets’ turn to pick, and you hear NBA commissioner Adam Silver say Doug McDermott’s name.

Here is the scouting video on Doug McDermott:


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