McDaniels will come off the bench for Tuesday's play-in game against the Pacers, Tony East of the West Indianapolis Community News reports.
It's win or go home for the Hornets, and coach James Borrego will send McDaniels to the bench while starting Bismack Biyombo to go up against Domantas Sabonis. In his past seven games off the bench, McDaniels has averaged 7.6 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 18.9 minutes.
McDaniels scored 10 points (4-11 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT) to go along with 12 rebounds, three steals, one assist and one block across 39 minutes in Tuesday's win over the Pistons.
McDaniels drew his first start in the last six games due to the absence of Miles Bridges (COVID-19 protocols), and he approached his season high in minutes. While his scoring output wasn't particularly impressive, he stuffed the stat sheet otherwise, notching his first double-digit rebounding effort of the season. He was also strong defensively and should continue to contribute plenty of steals in the absence of Bridges.
McDaniels will start Tuesday's game against the Pistons, Sam Perley of the Hornets' official site reports.
With Miles Bridges (COVID-19 protocols) out for possibly two weeks, McDaniels will step into the starting five while P.J. Washington (personal) is also out. In McDaniel's previous 10 starts this season, he's averaged 11.7 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.5 steals in 30.6 minutes.
McDaniels recorded 12 points (4-7 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 1-1 FT), nine rebounds and two assists in 27 minutes in Sunday's 121-111 loss to Miami.
McDaniels has come off the bench in each of the last six contests and has largely struggled on the scoreboard during that time. However, he shot 60 percent from beyond the arc Sunday and came within a rebound of posting his first career double-double. While McDaniels' uptick in playing time Sunday was encouraging, he's been a somewhat unreliable fantasy contributor since he took on a bench role.
McDaniels managed just seven points (3-3 FG, 1-1 3Pt), two rebounds and one steal in 13 minutes during Wednesday's 120-111 loss to the Celtics.
McDaniels time as a standard league asset appears to be at an end. His playing time has been trending down over the past week and the Hornets are clearly going in another direction in terms of their rotation.
McDaniels will come off the bench Friday against the Cavaliers, Sam Perley of the Hornets' official site reports.
After nine consecutive starts, McDaniels will come off the bench while Cody Martin enters the starting five. In 23 games as a reserve, McDaniels has averaged 4.2 points and 2.0 rebounds in 10.6 minutes.
McDaniels tallied 11 points (5-12 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 1-2 FT), four rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 35 minutes during Tuesday's loss to the Knicks.
The 23-year-old has now scored double-digit points in six out of his last eight games. Over McDaniels' last eight games, he's averaging 13.7 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 1.7 three-pointers in that span. The second-year forward should continue starting and receiving 30-plus minutes a game as long as LaMelo Ball (wrist) and Gordon Hayward (foot) are out of the lineup.
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.
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