McDaniels posted 15 points (6-12 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), six rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in the 117-102 second-round G League playoff loss Friday to Santa Cruz. McDaniels hardly factored in the Blue's first playoff win but wound up playing 25 minutes Friday. The forward played in 44 games with the Blue this season, averaging 13.2 points, 5.8 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.1 steals across 26.7 minutes per contest.
McDaniels (shoulder) did not play in Wednesday's contest against Raptors 905. The Blue have seen their depth severely taxed in the past couple of games, with no more than four players listed as inactive. McDaniels and company will aim to take the court Friday against the Hustle.
McDaniels (undisclosed) did not dress for Monday's contest against the Blue Coats. A number of Blue players were held inactive for Monday's contest, including McDaniels, despite not receiving an official injury designation. More information regarding the guard's whereabouts should surface following Wednesday's game against Raptors 905.
McDaniels finished Thursday's win over the Vipers with 22 points (9-14 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 4-6 FT), five rebounds, three assists and three steals. McDaniels has frequently acted as the third-scoring option for the Blue, averaging 14.3 points in nine games this season. The lack of decisive minutes makes the guard a difficult play when looking for other categories such as rebounds or assists, but his scoring prowess is such where McDaniels remains on the edge when it comes to an intriguing fantasy candidate.
The Thunder waived McDaniels on Wednesday, Erik Horne of The Oklahoman reports. Though he boasts 148 regular-season games of NBA experience on his resume, McDaniels wasn't a serious threat to crack the Thunder's opening night roster. The 25-year-old is a candidate to remain with the organization and report to its G League affiliate, the Oklahoma City Blue.
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