People said Bird couldn't jump and guard people, also.He can't get the ball against college Ds, that's a problem. He's also not a passer, he's a scorer.
I absolutely love Doug McDermott's game, and believe he's going to be a very, very good NBA starter for years - if not a star.
There is literally no way this kid becomes a star. Sorry to say it, but it's true.
You are not paying attention, because every single thing you say is blatantly false.
We see him twice a week out here in the Valley. Seen him in person several times. He is a legitimate national POY candidate and his game translates nicely to the NBA.
I've watched most of their games, I live in Omaha so we get most of them on Television especially this year.
He's not a ball hog, that's not what I meant by scorer versus passer. He's not a creative passer, is what I meant, in that way comparisons to Bird don't ring true.
As for not getting the ball, he can't not when teams are physical with him and deny it. Go look at the games Creighton has lost especially. They struggle to get him the ball and they've lost games because of it.
Now certainly some of that is on his teammates, but if you want to be a special offensive player you have to be able to get yourself open to get the ball! Especially when you aren't comfortable getting it near the top or the elbow where its easier to toss it to you.