3. Knock-down 3-point Shooting
While Daniels has been a journeyman throughout his seven years in the league, one constant of his game, no matter the uniform he’s wearing, has been his ability to knock down the perimeter shot.
Even in the NBA Developmental League, Troy showed remarkable 3-point shooting, draining 10 bombs from long range in one game in January 2014. That season, he broke the NBA D-League single-season record for threes made in a season just game 27 games into a 50-game season.
That marksmanship would certainly translate to the NBA once the Houston Rockets brought him up for brief stints, as he made 36.8 percent of his threes in his 22 games played.
While he never quite made a splash with the team overall in the regular season, he provided one of the most unpredictably clutch moments in a playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers in April of 2014.
Troy Daniels has put up 3-point shooting seasons of 48.4 percent, 40 percent and 38.9 percent over the course of just over six seasons in the league. For comparision, the Rockets’ top 3-point shooters currently are Ben McLemore, P.J. Tucker and Danuel House, at 39.5 percent, 37.8 percent and 37.1 percent, respectively.
While he might need some work on the defensive end, Daniels has shown he’s more than capable of providing some efficient offense at times where the Rockets might be sputtering on that end of the floor.
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