Houston Rockets: Sign Guard Troy Daniels

By Michael Ma

With the Houston Rockets needing to make at least 2 more cuts before the end of the pre-season, general manager Daryl Morey decided to add one more player to take a look at him. The Rockets announced that undrafted rookie free agent Troy Daniels has been signed on Friday morning, pushing the current roster to 18 active players.

Sep 30, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Charlotte Bobcats guard Troy Daniels (30) during the Bobcats media day at Time Warner Cable Arena. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

Daniels is a 6’4 shooting guard who played 4 years at VCU, and was signed by the Charlotte Bobcats in July after going undrafted. Daniels averaged a career high 12.2 points his senior season, and showed an excellent 3-point touch throughout college, shooting 39 percent from behind the arc during his collegiate career.

Daniels was waived by the Bobcats last week after their first pre-season game, in which he did not see any action. The Rockets have struggled with injuries throughout the pre-season, with the latest being guard Jeremy Lin, who missed Wednesday’s game against the Orlando Magic due to an illness.

Lin’s status is up in the air going forwards, but in the meantime, the Rockets hope to get a good look at Daniels.