McDaniels tallied nine points (3-13 FG, 3-8 3Pt), three rebounds, two steals and one block in 31 minutes during Wednesday's loss to the Cavaliers.
The 23-year-old had his worst shooting night of the season -- a painful surprise to fantasy owners, as McDaniels had been rolling over his past four games, averaging 16.3 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.8 three-pointers, 2.8 assists and 1.5 steals while shooting 61.4 percent from the field. With LaMelo Ball (wrist) and Gordon Hayward (foot) both out for a significant period of time, McDaniels should continue starting and playing 30-plus minutes for the eighth-seeded Hornets. He'll look to bounce back Thursday on the road against the Nets.
McDaniels totaled 16 points (7-12 FG, 2-4 3Pt), eight rebounds, two steals and one assist in a 101-93 loss to the Lakers on Tuesday.
McDaniels scored in double figures for the third time in his last four games and continued to shoot the ball very efficiently. The forward has shot 61.4 percent from the field and 53.3 percent from distance across his last four contests. McDaniels is averaging 16.3 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.5 steals over that span.
McDaniels finished with nine points (4-7 FG, 1-2 3Pt), three rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block across 29 minutes Sunday in the Hornets' 105-101 loss to the Hawks.
Making his third consecutive start, McDaniels' outing was nearly cut short by a facial laceration that he suffered early in the contest, but he was back on the court for the start of the second half. McDaniels' overall production dropped off after he totaled 40 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists between the previous two contests, but the minutes load he received despite missing time with the injury was an encouraging sign. With Gordon Hayward (wrist) and LaMelo Ball (foot) both expected to miss at least a couple more weeks, and P.J. Washington (ankle) and Malik Monk (ankle) also banged up, McDaniels looks poised to remain in a high-minute role during Charlotte's upcoming four-game week.
McDaniels (face) is available to return to Sunday's game against Atlanta, Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer reports.
McDaniels had to go to the locker room in the first half after suffering a face laceration, but it's not serious enough for the team to rule him out of the rest of the game. In the first half, McDaniels scored five points across 11 minutes.
McDaniels scored 19 points (7-11 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 3-4 FT) while adding six rebounds, five assists, two blocks and a steal in 31 minutes during Friday's win over the Bucks.
Every member of Charlotte's starting five scored at least 18 points, and McDaniels had the most well-rounded stat line of the bunch. The second-year forward has started the last two games with Bismack Biyombo bumped from the rotation, and McDaniels has responded with two strong efforts in two Hornets victories.
McDaniels went for 21 points (9-14 FG, 3-6 3Pt), six rebounds, three assists and two steals over 32 minutes during Wednesday's win over the Thunder.
Getting just the second start of his young career, McDaniels registered a career high in points and tied his best in steals. Stepping in for the injured Gordon Hayward (foot), McDaniels' performance drew praise from head coach James Borrego. Look for him to see extended time down the stretch, especially while Hayward remains out.
McDaniels will start in Wednesday's game against the Thunder, Sam Perley of the Hornets' official site reports.
McDaniels will replace Bismack Biyombo in the Hornets' starting lineup Wednesday, while P.J. Washington will shift to the center spot. McDaniels saw 17 minutes in Sunday's loss to the Celtics -- the most he's played since Feb. 22. He's averaging 4.2 points and 2.0 rebounds over 10.8 minutes per game this season.
McDaniels (coach's decision) didn't play during Tuesday's win over Washington.
McDaniels hasn't played during the Hornets' last three games, as the forward is currently buried on the team's depth chart. McDaniels has totaled 19 points over six appearances since his start against the Kings on Feb. 28.
McDaniels will come off the bench Monday against Portland.
It was believed that McDaniels may have been in line to draw a second straight start in Gordon Hayward's (hand) absence, but Cody Martin will run with the first unit Monday evening. McDaniels has averaged 6.2 points and 4.0 rebounds over his last five games off the bench.
McDaniels could be set for another start Monday against Portland, as Gordon Hayward (hand) is listed as doubtful.
McDaniels made his first career start Sunday night against the Kings, though he played only 15 minutes and finished with four points, two rebounds and a pair of blocks. With both Hayward and Cody Zeller (hip) expected to sit out again, McDaniels may have another chance at an elevated role, but he hasn't demonstrated enough upside to warrant attention in most fantasy formats.
McDaniels is starting Sunday's game against the Kings, Rod Boone of The Hive Vibes reports.
McDaniels has seen increased playing time over his last five appearances, and he'll join the starting lineup with Cody Zeller (hip) and Gordon Hayward (hand) unavailable. McDaniels is averaging 6.2 points and 4.0 rebounds over 20.0 minutes per game across the past five matchups.
McDaniels cleared all COVID-19 intake protocols and will be available to play Sunday against the Spurs, Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer reports.
The Hornets recalled McDaniels from the G League before Friday's game against the Timberwolves, but he wasn't able to clear the protocol prior to the Charlotte's 120-114 win. Charlotte is expected to remain without PJ Washington, Caleb Martin and Cody Martin due to the NBA's health and safety protocol, so McDaniels could have a chance to crack the rotation Sunday.
McDaniels was recalled from the G League ahead of Friday's game against the Timberwolves, Rod Boone of The Hive Vibes reports. He won't be able to join the Hornets in time for Friday's game, but head coach James Borrego hopes to have McDaniels available for Sunday's matchup against the Spurs.
With Cody and Caleb Martin sidelined due to COVID-19 protocols, the Hornets have recalled McDaniels from the G League bubble to provide some depth at forward. He's played well so far with Greensboro, averaging 20.0 points, 11.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 2.0 blocks and 1.5 steals per game.
McDaniels generated 24 points (7-16 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 5-6 FT), eight rebounds, three assists, three blocks and two steals over 40 minutes in Thursday's 118-106 loss to Westchester.
McDaniels led Greensboro in playing time during Thursday's G League season opener, and he was the only player to top 20 points in the loss. He struggled with ball control as he committed four turnovers against the Knicks, but he was still one of the leading contributors for the Swarm on Thursday.
The Hornets announced Wednesday that McDaniels has been assigned to the Greensboro Swarm as the affiliate prepares for the 2020-21 G League season in Orlando.
Along with McDaniels, the Hornets will also send Vernon Carey and Nick Richards (ankle) to Orlando, while two-way players Grant Riller and Nate Darling were also transferred to the Swarm. After opening the season as a member of head coach James Borrego's rotation, McDaniels hadn't left the bench in eight of the Hornets' last 10 games, logging just two minutes of action in total. The G League assignment should afford the second-year player a chance to pick up some much-needed playing time.
McDaniels scored 15 points (5-7 FG, 3-3 3PT, 2-3 FT), had two rebounds, an assist, and a block in 15 minutes of play during Monday's 112-109 preseason loss to Toronto.
McDaniels was good off the bench, averaging a point per minute while making all three thre-point attempts and posting a 71% field goal percentage. He also tied for the team-high in scoring. Fantasy-wise, McDaniels shouldn't be drafted in most leagues, as he'll struggle for playing time in either of Charlotte's forward roles this season.
McDaniels supplied 11 points (4-8 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), four rebounds, one assist and one steal across 28 minutes Monday in the Hornets' 143-138 double-overtime loss to the Hawks.
The scoring haul was a new carer high for the rookie second-round pick, who has held a consistent spot in the Hornets' rotation since early February. McDaniels has performed respectably on a per-minute basis, but he'll need to cut into the playing time of starting forwards Miles Bridges and PJ Washington a little more before warranting attention outside of deeper leagues.
McDaniels (heel) managed six points (3-7 FG, 0-1 3Pt), nine rebounds and five assists in 27 minutes during Tuesday's 104-103 loss to the Spurs.
McDaniels (heel) was removed from the injury report on Monday after getting hurt during Sunday's game against the Bucks. He turned in a well-rounded stat line, including career highs in assists and minutes, plus he matched his career high in rebounding. Still, McDaniels is only worth targeting in deeper formats.
McDaniels (heel) isn't on the injury report ahead of Tuesday's game against San Antonio.
McDaniels picked up a heel injury during Sunday's matchup with Milwaukee, but the issue isn't expected to cost him any time. He's averaging 5.8 points and 4.6 rebounds over his last nine games, all of which have come off the bench.
McDaniels is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Bucks after exiting in the first quarter with left heel discomfort.
McDaniels appeared to pick up the injury on a transition dunk. The Hornets will presumably examine him in the locker room to determine whether he's fit to return to action. If not, McDaniels will finish the day with two points (1-2 FG, 0-1 3Pt) and one foul across three minutes off the bench.
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