The Philadelphia 76ers have shipped athletic rookie K.J. McDaniels to the Houston Rockets near the trade deadline on Thursday
As has been the case for the better part of the year or so, the Philadelphia 76ers are making some serious moves here on the day of the NBA trade deadline, and one of the deals that they made will see rookie K.J. McDaniels head off to join a contender.
According to a report form Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Sixers are shipping McDaniels off to the Houston Rockets for Isaiah Canaan and a second round pick this year.
The 76ers drafted McDaniels last year out of Clemson, and at times, he has been quite the nice surprise for the young team. In his rookie season this year he’s averaging 9.2 points with 3.8 rebounds and 1.3 assists. He’s averaging just a shade over 25 minutes per game.
While his numbers aren’t blowing anyone out of the water yet, he’s shown some amazing flashes of athleticism that can turn him into a superstar in this league one day.
With the Rockets, who are definitive Western Conference title contenders, McDaniels will more than likely see his minutes on the course dip a little bit, but in the end that could ultimately be for the better. He’ll have some more room to grow on a talented team, which again, could benefit him a lot more going forward in his career.
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