McDaniels registered 12 points (5-9 FG, 2-4 3Pt), eight rebounds, an assist, a steal and three blocks across 26 minutes off the bench in Wednesday's loss against the Magic.
McDaniels came out of nowhere to deliver his best performance of the season, putting up season-high marks in points, rebounds, blocks and minutes played. He had logged more than 10 minutes just twice before this game, however, and he's not likely to play a big role moving forward even if this performance might lead him to a slightly bigger role off the bench in the subsequent games.
McDaniels did not play due to a coach's decision in Wednesday's win over Detroit.
The 28th overall pick of the 2020 NBA Draft will have a limited role early in the season as he develops his NBA game. He could eventually battle for reserve minutes in the front court with Juancho Hernangomez struggling in the preseason and in Wednesday's opener.
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