Daniels and the Lakers agreed to a one-year, $2.1 million contract Monday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. It's not the splash Lakers fans have been waiting for, but Daniels is a nice, low-cost addition to a roster in desperate need of three-point shooting. Daniels shot 38 percent from beyond the arc in Phoenix last season.
Daniels totaled 16 points (5-11 FG, 4-10 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds, an assist and a blocked shot across 25 minutes in Saturday's 112-103 loss to the Kings. With Kelly Oubre (thumb), Josh Jackson (knee) and Tyler Johnson (knee) all sidelined tonight, Troy Daniels saw extensive time off the bench in a supporting role, He should continue to see more time for the Suns as long as their roster struggles with injuries, but his contribution isn't enough to merit fantasy consideration.
Daniels will come off the bench for Saturday's game against the Pelicans, Andrew Lopez of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. Daniels wasn't able to produce much during Friday's spot start and will return to his usual bench role Saturday. The sixth-year guard's averaging 5.7 points and 1.1 rebonds in 12.9 minutes per game this season and figures to approach those averages despite coming off the pine.
Daniels will start Friday against the Rockets, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports. With Tyler Johnson (knee) out, coach Igor Kokoskov will opt to slide Daniels into the starting five. It will mark Daniels' first start of the 2018-19 campaign. In the five games that he's seen at least 20 minutes, he's averaging 11.2 points and 2.0 rebounds.
Daniels had three points (1-4 FG, 1-2 3Pt) and one rebound in 14 minutes during Wednesday's 116-88 loss to the Jazz. Daniels wasn't much of a factor despite the absences of Devin Booker (hamstring), T.J. Warren (ankle), and De'Anthony Melton (ankle). Moreover, Tyler Johnson (not injury related) wasn't available yet following his acquisition. Given that Daniels didn't earn many minutes in a blowout loss in which several players were injured, there's little reason to trust him in most leagues, especially once some of those aforementioned players return to the lineup.
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