After a short stint with the Houston Rockets to start his career, Troy Daniels has established himself as a 3-point sniper that they could use once again.
Troy Daniels got his first NBA minutes almost exactly six years ago, playing 92 seconds with the Houston Rockets in a March 3rd game against the Orlando Magic. The guard showed up in just five games for the team that season, spending most of his time in what was then called the D-League on the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.
The 6-4 guard played in 17 more games for Houston in the 2014-15 season before being sent to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for Corey Brewer. Throughout his time in H-Town, Daniels never quite got a chance to play decent minutes, averaging just 8.3 per game. In his 22 games, Troy made 25-of-68 shots from beyond the arc for 36.8 percent.
Daniels traveled quite a bit over the next few years, playing for the Timberwolves, Hornets, Grizzlies and Suns from 2014-2019. Over the past four years, the 28-year-old never shot under 38.1 percent for a season from downtown, which includes a season with the Hornets in which he shot a blistering 48.4 percent (59-of-122).
After ending up on a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers to start this season, Daniels had a hard time getting many minutes on the roster full of talented guards. As a result, the team decided to waive the Virginia native on Sunday.
Lakers will waive G Troy Daniels, agent Mark Bartelstein of @PrioritySports tells ESPN. Two sides had been working together to find a solution that will give Daniels an opportunity elsewhere, and also give Lakers an open roster spot into March.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 1, 2020
As a team that’s 22nd in the NBA in 3-point attempts per game, it makes sense that the Lakers couldn’t quite find a role for the veteran guard that specializes in the outside shot. Still, Troy Daniels has a few things to offer that could help the Houston Rockets in Mike D’Antoni‘s new micro-ball system.
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