4. Troy Daniels
Troy Daniels‘ first season with the Houston Rockets turned out to be a stellar shooting display for the VCU product, as he made 48 percent of his threes during the 2013-14 season. Daniels made a clutch game-winning shot during the Rockets’ Western Conference Quarterfinals matchup against the Portland Trail Blazers, which was further proof of how Rockets GM Daryl Morey landed a gem off the scrap heaps.
Daniels found his niche in the NBA as an elite shooter, as outlined below:
- 48.4 percent from deep in 2015-16
- 38.9 percent from deep in 2016-17
- 40 percent from deep in 2017-18
- 38.9 percent from deep in 2018-19
Daniels could provide a rarity, which is a stellar shooter at a fairly inexpensive cost, which is the opposite of what we’ve come to expect from players with his skillset. Daniels was signed by the Los Angeles Lakers prior to the 2019-20 season and was inked to a veterans-minimum contract at the time.
The Lakers waived the 3-point sniper mid-season, paving the way for the Denver Nuggets to sign the 6-foot-4 guard for the remainder of the season. With the Rockets facing tough sledding with their finances and Daniels having proven to be a fit for Morey’s style of play, the Rockets would be wise to give Daniels a look.
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