Daniels agreed with the Grizzlies on a three-year, $10 million contract, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports. Daniels will head to Memphis after spending the past season with the the Hornets, where he averaged 5.9 points and 1.3 rebounds in 11.1 minutes per game played. He appeared in 43 games during the 2015-16 season where he made 48.4% of his three-point shots. The 6' 4'' guard will add depth, and hopefully expand the Grizzlies shooting range.
Daniels failed to score (0-5 FG, 0-3 3Pt) and added two rebounds over nine minutes in Sunday's 106-73 loss to the Heat in Game 7 of the first-round series. Daniels only made four appearances for the Hornets during the first-round series, with all of his cameos coming in garbage time. He's occupied a low standing on the depth chart all season, typically only seeing time when injuries have thinned the Hornets' depth on the wing. Daniels will be a restricted free agent this offseason, and it's unclear if the Hornets have any interest in bringing him back.
Daniels scored 13 points (5-9 FG, 3-7 3Pt) to go with four assists and three rebounds in Wednesday's win over the Magic. Daniels has been in and out of the rotation for most of the season, but he's stepped into a more significant role over the last week. The VCU product has averaged 22.8 minutes over the last four games, posting 11.8 points and 2.3 rebounds while shooting 53.1 percent from three. Daniels, a poor defender, could sink back to a reduced role in the postseason, but the team may utilize him as a shooting specialist off the bench.
Daniels posted 17 points (6-10 FG, 5-7 3Pt), three rebounds, and one steal in 25 minutes during the Hornets' 113-99 win versus the Nets on Friday. Daniels stepped up with Jeremy Lamb (toe) sidelined, making his first appearance for the Hornets in the month of April. During Daniels' last three games, he combined to play 13 minutes, and this was his highest allotment of playing time since back in January. It's unclear how long Lamb will be out, but Daniels figures to continue seeing sufficient minutes off the bench during his absence.
Daniels (coach's decision) didn't play in Wednesday's 105-100 win over the Nets. He's been excluded from the rotation in both of the last two games, as Jeremy Lamb has since taken back duties as the team's top reserve shooting guard. Daniels had appeared in all six of the Hornets' games form March 11 through March 19, but didn't exactly seize the opportunity, as he averaged 3.5 points on 38.1 percent shooting from the field and 31.3 percent from three-point range over 11.3 minutes during that stretch.
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