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.
McDaniels agreed to a contract with the Thunder earlier in September, Erik Horne of The Oklahoman reports.
McDaniels will join the Thunder on what likely is little more than a camp deal with limited guaranteed money. A 2014 second-round pick, McDaniels submitted a promising rookie campaign while splitting time with the 76ers and Rockets, but the swingman's lack of development as a shooter have dimmed his NBA prospects. He'll face long odds to crack the Thunder roster and could head to the G League's Oklahoma City Blue in the likely event he's cut before the regular season gets underway.
McDaniels posted 17 points (8-14 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 1-2 FT), seven rebounds, one assist and one block across 20 minutes during the Trail Blazers' 91-73 win over the Lakers in the Las Vegas Summer League championship game Tuesday.
The three-year NBA veteran was critical to the win, leading the Blazers in scoring despite coming off the bench. McDaniels earned the title game MVP award for his efforts, which included zero turnovers. The 25-year-old's performance was especially timely, as he ultimately averaged only 6.7 points and 4.4 rebounds across 14.9 minutes over seven games in Las Vegas. McDaniels will now hope that his breakout in the most important contest of the tournament will be enough to earn him a training camp invite with Portland or elsewhere.
McDaniels will play with the Trail Blazers' summer league team, Michael Scotto of The Athletic reports.
McDaniels has three prior years of NBA experience, spending most of his time with the Rockets and 76ers, as well as a brief stint with the Nets. However, he was out of the NBA entirely during the 2017-18 campaign and will now head to summer league with the Trail Blazers with the hope of getting an invite to training camp. McDaniels played in 31 games in the G-League last season with the Grand Rapids Drive, averaging 16.2 points, 7.1 rebounds, 1.1 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.4 blocks across 27.4 minutes.
McDaniels tallied 22 points (10-17 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 2-3 FT), nine rebounds, two steals, two blocks and one assist during Wednesday's 115-104 loss to the Mad Ants.
McDaniels reached double figures for the seventh consecutive game and narrowly missed his second straight double-double. Aside from a few poor shooting performances, the former Clemson guard has proven that he is reliable scorer for the Drive this season. During his second stint in the G-League, the 25-year-old is averaging 15.9 points and 6.5 rebounds.
McDaniels was waived by the Raptors on Sunday, Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders reports.
McDaniels was buried on the depth chart on the wing and hadn't seen the floor over the Raptors first two games of the season. That prompted his release Sunday, which now leaves the Raptors with an open roster spot. McDaniels could field some interest elsewhere in the NBA, but if not, he'll likely head to the G-League in an attempt to restore his value.
McDaniels has agreed to terms with the Raptors on a one-year, partially guaranteed contract, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
McDaniels was somewhat of a forgotten commodity this summer as many teams' free agency dollars dried up, but he'll head to Toronto on what's in all likelihood a minimum deal. The former Clemson standout spent time with both Houston and Brooklyn last season, appearing in 49 total games and averaging 4.2 points and 1.7 rebounds. The 24-year-old has shown flashes of promise as an athletic defender, but he struggles as a shooter and may face an uphill battle toward having his contract fully guaranteed by the Raptors.
Brooklyn reportedly plans to decline McDaniels' team option making him an unrestricted free agent, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports.
The 24-year-old is no stranger to packing his things and relocating despite only have played just three seasons in the league. McDaniels didn't necessarily struggle last season with the Nets, but he was far from impressive posting just 4.2 points per game and 1.7 rebounds per game. Now that Brooklyn has added D'Angelo Russell to the mix, McDaniels quickly becomes an expendable player for the club during their rebuild. It's likely he'll find a new home given his youth, but there's no telling how big or small of a role he'll assume until he does.
McDaniels produced 15 points (5-13 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 4-4 FT), six rebounds and one block across 26 minutes during a 112-73 loss to the Bulls on Wednesday.
McDaniels was one point shy of his season high in scoring in the finale as the team rested a large portion of its roster. Wednesday's game marked the sixth time since McDaniels has been with the team that he has scored in double figures. He was one of three Nets players to reach double figures in the blowout loss to close out the season.
McDaniels scored 16 points (6-9 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 3-3 FT) and added eight rebounds, two steals, one assist and one block across 24 minutes during Thursday's 126-98 win over the Suns.
This was by far the best outing of the season for McDaniels, who turned in his second straight double-digit scoring outing. The swingman has been a staple of the Nets rotation as the team looks to see what he can do over the final few weeks, and he's beginning to pop up on the radar in deeper leagues with averages of 10.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.2 three-pointers in 19.4 minutes per game over his last five contests.
McDaniels logged two minutes and didn't accrue any statistics in Tuesday's 122-104 loss to the Thunder.
McDaniels has only appeared in seven of the Nets' 10 games since his acquisition at the trade deadline, averaging 1.3 points in 5.1 minutes per contest. It doesn't look like the third-year swingman has done enough in practices to give coach Kenny Atkinson much reason to deploy him in games, and if that remains the case over the final month of the season, the Nets may choose to decline McDaniels' team option for 2017-18.
McDaniels logged two minutes in Saturday's 112-95 loss to the Warriors, but didn't accrue any statistics.
McDaniels was held out of Friday's loss to the Nuggets after he was acquired a day earlier from the Rockets, but coach Kenny Atkinson gave the swingman some spot minutes off the bench in the second half of the Nets' back-to-back set. While the third-year player will have a better opportunity to find playing time with the Nets than he did with the Rockets, McDaniels may find himself outside of Atkinson's rotation in his initial handful of games with the team. He'll be fighting Caris LeVert, Randy Foye, Joe Harris and Sean Kilpatrick for minutes on the wing.
McDaniels will not make his Nets debut Friday against the Nuggets, Brian Lewis of the New York Post reports.
McDaniels was acquired by the Nets on Thursday after being dealt by the Rockets, where he only saw 7.3 minutes per game. It remains to be seen whether or not he'll see more minutes as a member of the Nets, but he should theoretically have more opportunities to demonstrate his potential on a team with no playoff hopes.
McDaniels was traded from the Rockets to the Nets on Thursday, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports.
McDaniels has averaged just 7.3 minutes with the Rockets this season, as he's been buried on the depth chart behind the likes of James Harden and Eric Gordon at shooting guard. The Rockets are able to free up some extra salary space with the trade, while the Nets bring in a young shooter, who is known for his athleticism and still has some potential. Right out of the gates, McDaniels will likely start out behind the likes of Randy Foye, Sean Kilpatrick and Joe Harris at shooting guard, so it remains to be seen if he'll garner significant minutes. He could also provide some added depth at small forward, which may be a quicker path to playing time. McDaniels has a team option for the 2017-18 season, so if the Nets aren't pleased with their acquisition, there's no long-term ties.
McDaniels (personal) is active for Saturday's contest against the Suns, Calvin Watkins of ESPN reports.
Following a one-game absence due to the birth of his child, McDaniels will be back with the team and active for Saturday's game. McDaniels is only averaging 7.4 minutes per game in 28 games with the Rockets this season, so his return likely won't have much of an effect on the rotation.
McDaniels will miss Thursday's game against the Hornets following the birth of his child, Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle reports.
It will likely be just a one-game absence for McDaniels, as he'll remain with his family for a few days following the birth of his child. There's a good chance he'll be back for Saturday's matchup with the Suns, but the Rockets should provide another update on his availability later in the week. McDaniels plays a very minor depth role off the bench, so his absence shouldn't affect the Rockets' regular rotation.
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