The Houston Rockets are working on a deal to bring back shooting guard Troy Daniels, according to RealGM.
Daniels played just five games for the Rockets this past regular season, but played in instrumental role in the postseason. He averaged 7.8 points (52.9 percent shooting from the field and 53.3 percent shooting from beyond the arc) and 2.3 rebounds in 16.8 minutes per game.
Daniels knocked down the game-winning shot for Houston in a must-win Game 3 in the first round against the Portland Trail Blazers.
Following the game, Rockets coach Kevin McHale made it clear he was impressed with Daniels, via Sam Amick of USA Today Sports.
“To be truthful, I told him I said, ‘Young fella, go out and fight your butt off,” McHale said. “‘I feel bad you weren’t with us longer to get more comfortable, but you’re going to have to get as comfortable as you can possibly get right now.’ And he did.
“One thing I did see in Troy (before the playoffs) in the little bit that we played him was that he’s a tough kid. He’s going to get his nose dirty, and we needed to get some nose-dirty plays.”
Daniels doesn’t bring a lot to the table other than his shot, but he’s so accurate from beyond the arc that he’s worth the Rockets bringing back. Daniels holds the single season record for three-pointers in the Developmental League with 153. On a Rockets team that attempted and made the most three-pointers last season, Daniels is a solid fit.
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