Sean McDermott - 2015 Shooting Guard (Signed)

Discussion in 'Former Bulldogs' started by Jared Grubbs, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. MSUDawg

    MSUDawg Well-Known Member

    Sean got 17 minutes and 5 points last night in a win against the Thunder. Sean is in the rotation due to the continued absence of Desmond Bane (ex-TCU) who has been out for personal reasons. He has been making the most of his opportunity and his stock is on the uptick.
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  2. ButlerHomer

    ButlerHomer Well-Known Member

    Grizzlies only had 10 men last night, so McDermott got 21 minutes in. He scored 9 on 3-5 and had 4 rebounds, an assist, and a block. Apparently 2 of those points came on a putback slam, but I wasn't watching at that point. For the 5 or so minutes I watched with Sean in, he was pretty active and played good defense. Tyus Jones was terrible at point and Gorgui Dieng is a good backup center all things considered but once the ball goes into him it's not coming back out. The offense was essentially just Jones and Dieng two man game but Sean was able to hit a 3 and apparently create his own opportunity with the putback.

    And they just announced that McDermott is joining the G-League bubble down in Orlando. Without checking I think the bubble is just about a month so he will get a lot of playing time almost daily before rejoining the Grizzlies. He definitely looked the part last night as much as he could, but that Grizzlies team without Jaren Jackson, Kyle Anderson, Dillon Brooks, Grayson Allen, and Brandon Clarke is about as bad as an NBA team gets. Hard to stand out.
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  3. PSUButlerFan

    PSUButlerFan Well-Known Member

    Pardon my ignorance...

    He did well. They are missing a bunch of guys and need bodies. So that = sending him off to the G-League?

    What am I not understanding?
  4. estar20dawg

    estar20dawg Well-Known Member

    They had 3 or 4 guys out so needed him. They are back now. So they would rather him get to play every day and develop. Bane, Allen, Brooks, Clarke, Jackson were all out

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  5. Cranjis McBasketball

    Cranjis McBasketball Well-Known Member

    Yep, last year Kelan played quite a bit in the G league and had several 20+ point games. It also boosts confidence when you can get that playing time, albeit against lesser competition. Think if it like the practice squad in NFL— Sean can always get called up to the main roster if they get short handed.

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  6. butlerguy03

    butlerguy03 Well-Known Member

    Probably a contractual/$$ thing ultimately. But as estar20 said, the Grizzlies were missing a bunch of players.
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  7. PSUButlerFan

    PSUButlerFan Well-Known Member

    Got it. Thanks guys!
  8. dawgs2014

    dawgs2014 Well-Known Member

    I think the games part of two way contracts was waived and there’s just a fixed salary this year regardless of playing time.

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  9. NCJon

    NCJon Well-Known Member VIP Member

    There is a fixed salary this year (a bit under $500K) but there's still a limit on time spent with the parent club, it's just a lot more permissive than previous years. Instead of 45 days total, two-way players can be with the NBA team for up to 50 of the 75 regular season games this season.

    I'm guessing he was sent back to get more significant playing time, but the game limit might also be in the background of that decision.
  10. dawgs2014

    dawgs2014 Well-Known Member

    Oh interesting. Seems like they’d want to keep as many guys intimately prepared to play as possible. Having a limit at all seems to work against that.

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  11. Albick

    Albick Well-Known Member VIP Member

    Sean had 21 points for the Memphis Hustle tonight.
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  12. bumba

    bumba Well-Known Member


    Look at McD getting up!

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