The Dallas Mavericks acquired guard/forward Doug McDermott from the New York Knicks as part of a three-team deal that sent Mavs guard Devin Harris to the Denver Nuggets, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Nuggets guard Emmanuel Mudiay, who in 2014 had committed to play for Larry Brown at SMU but decided to play overseas, is headed to the Knicks in the deal.
Denver, New York and Dallas agreed on a three-way deal, league sources tell ESPN. Mudiay to Knicks; Devin Harris to Denver and Doug McDermott to Dallas.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 8, 2018
McDermott, who earned the nickname “McBuckets” with a .458 shooting percentage from three-point range in his four years at Creighton University, is averaging 7.2 points and 2.4 rebounds this season for New York.
The 26-year-old will join fellow Ames (Iowa) High School Class of 2010 member Harrison Barnes in Dallas.
The two reportedly won 53 straight games -- and consecutive state championships -- together for the Little Cyclones in their junior and senior seasons in 2009 and 2010.
Dallas Mavericks trade for former high school teammate of Harrison Barnes, Doug McDermott.— Mike Leslie (@MikeLeslieWFAA) February 8, 2018
These pics are awesome.
The three team deal, per Adrian Wojnarowski, sends Devin Harris to the Nuggets, and Emmanuel Mudiay to the Knicks. pic.twitter.com/qVXjRkMRz2
Barnes’ North Carolina Tar Heels and McDermott’s Bluejays also met in the third round of the 2012 NCAA tournament, with North Carolina winning and eventually advancing to the regional final.
McDermott joins his fourth team in the last two years. He was traded from the Chicago Bulls to the Oklahoma City Thunder last season before signing with the Knicks in the offseason.
Harris departs after two separate stints with the Mavs in 2004-2008 and 20113-2018. He was averaging 8.5 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game off the bench this season.
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