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Houston Rockets K.J. McDaniels to Rio Grande Valley

By Joshua Van Horn

According to, Houston Rockets forward K.J. McDaniels will be headed to the Rio Grande Valley to play with the Rocket’s D-League affiliate.

After a solid preseason in which McDaniels demonstrated his capability on defense and his athleticism on both ends of the ball, he has yet to find any quality time on the court during the Rockets first seven regular season games.

McDaniels should not be discouraged about his move to the D-League. His lack of playing time says more about the Rockets depth than it does about his potential. It being only his second season in the league, it is difficult for McDaniels to crack a rotation that is filled out by veteran guards and forwards.

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In the Rio Grande Valley, McDaniels will have an opportunity to continue to play competitive basketball so that his game will not turn stale.

After being considered one of the top rookies a season ago, one wonders how long McDaniels is willing to be patient. It is difficult for a young talent to find his place on a quality team.

As the Rockets get healthy look for rookies Sam Dekker and Montrezl Harrell to join McDaniels in the Rio Grande Valley as well. The Rockets have a surplus of talented young players on an already loaded roster.

The Rockets have assigned K.J. McDaniels to @nbadleague affiliate @RGVVipers. Story:

— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) November 11, 2015

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