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How can the Houston Rockets use K.J. McDaniels next season?

K.J. McDaniels could be a huge player for the Houston Rockets over the next few seasons. The second-year wing has elite defensive potential and surreal athleticism. His main problem, right now, is a lacking jumper. But if that gets fixed and a few other areas of his game take off, McDaniels could become a monster. Here's more, courtesy of Bleacher Report's Kelly Scaletta:"Working...
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July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Houston places team option on K.J. McDaniels' contract

The Houston Rockets signed K.J. McDaniels to a three-year, $10 million contract that both sides should be very happy with last week. And a recent report on the contract's details gives even more reason for the Rockets to love the move.As outlined on Pro Basketball Talk by Dan Feldman, Houston gets more flexibility by adding a team option on the back end:"The big advantage is the...
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July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

K.J. McDaniels signs three-year, $10 million deal with Rockets

K.J. McDaniels was a fireball in the early months of his rookie season, routinely making highlight reel plays for the Philadelphia 76ers. But he rarely got off the bench after getting traded to the Houston Rockets, a deep team that couldn't afford to insert a rookie into their rotation. But that doesn't mean GM Daryl Morey isn't interested in seeing what McDaniels has to offer over...
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July 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Should Rockets use mid-level exception on K.J. McDaniels?

After re-signing a good chunk of their own players to team-friendly contracts, the Houston Rockets are running low on cap space and available resources to spend on a few more of their own unsigned free agents. One of those players is K.J. McDaniels, who's a restricted free agent. Here's more on why Houston should keep him, courtesy of SB Nation's Rockets blog The Dream Shake:"Offensively...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Analysis of McDaniels and Prigioni to the Houston Rockets

Time is up on the trade deadline, and just about 9% of all NBA players have been moved to other teams. Draft picks have been dealt, players have swapped jerseys, the second half of the season has commenced. The Houston Rockets were one of the active teams in the trade market, originally aiming to sign Goran Dragic from the Phoenix Suns to fill the empty void at their point-guard...
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Should the Sixers trade K.J. McDaniels?

Selected by the Philadelphia 76ers as the 32nd overall pick of last year’s NBA draft, K.J. McDaniels did something atypical of a rookie second round pick — he bet on himself. McDaniels turned down a four year contract, the first two years of which were guaranteed above the minimum, the latter two non-guaranteed at the minimum, in favor of a one year deal non-guaranteed at the...
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Is the Philadelphia 76ers’ recent success an aberration?

After winning only four games in the beginning months of the season, the Philadelphia 76ers have nearly equaled that number in the past week, with wins over the Cavs, Nets and Pacers. Perhaps more importantly, all three wins have been decided in the final minute, each by the Sixers coupling a late basket with a subsequent stop on the defensive end. This relative string of success...
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Sixers’ K.J. McDaniels Gave Fan Concussion By Blocking Ball Off Her Head (Video)

K.J. McDaniels doesn’t stink, which makes him unlike many of his Philadelphia 76ers teammates. The rookie out of Clemson is a defensive menace and surprisingly fearsome shot-blocking machine for a 6-foot-6 swingman, as profiled by Sports Illustrated’s Rob Mahoney. He’s blocked shots so fiercely, fans are literally in peril. No, seriously. McDaniels blocked a shot by Toronto...
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Sixers’ K.J. McDaniels Throws Down Incredible One-Handed Alley-Oop (Video)

You might not know much about K.J. McDaniels is now, but you’ll definitely be seeing him in NBA highlight reels after Wednesday night. The Philadelphia 76ers rookie guard — who was well known at Clemson for his ability to fly — threw down an unbelievable one-handed alley-oop during the second quarter of the Sixers’ matchup against the Orlando Magic. Tony Wroten threw...
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

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