In what could be perceived as an effort to fill today’s bench against the Boston Celtics – The Rockets are still without Donatas Motiejunas, Sam Dekker and Patrick Beverley whereas Trevor Ariza and Montrezl Harrell are questionable – it’s sure is curious though the fact McDaniels was assigned to the Vipers on November 11th Wednesday morning, just before Houston played against the Brooklyn Nets and is now being recalled immediately after Kevin McHale’s team lost three in a row.
Although the main reason to reassign the athletic McDaniels to the Rockets may still be the lack of players to suit up for today’s game, it surely comes handy as the Rockets are in desperate need of some help in the defensive department, one of the youngster’s specialties.
K.J. McDaniels can definitely bring some solid production in a currently drowsy defense as he often energizes the team and the fans with his come-from-behind blocks and could also contribute by crashing the boards and avoiding offensive rebounds from the opposition.
Rockets recall K.J. McDaniels from the RGV Vipers. He averaged 15 points and five rebounds in two D-League games.
— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) November 16, 2015
It remains to be seen whether coach Kevin McHale will finally give way to Rockets fans wishes from around the world and finally unleash the young beast in the rotation.
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