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K.J. McDaniels | Guard/Forward | #32

Team: Houston Rockets
Age / DOB:  (25) / 2/9/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 205
College: Clemson
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 2 (2) / PHI
Contract: view contract details

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K.J. McDaniels has agreed to a G-League contract with the Grand Rapids Drive.
McDaniels is known for his highlight dunks and shot-blocking ability, but he never really put it all together at the NBA level with career averages of 5.3 points and 2.2 rebounds. Thu, Dec 14, 2017 09:57:00 AM

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The Raptors have waived K.J. McDaniels.

His deal was only partially guaranteed and he had no realistic shot of sticking around because the Raptors have some really nice depth on the wings this season.
Sun, Oct 22, 2017 12:56:00 PM

K.J. McDaniels will sign with the Raptors.

It's a partially-guaranteed deal and he's likely just a camp body. McDaniels was a highlight machine when he was on the 76ers, but he hasn't really got anything going since he was traded to the Rockets or while with the Nets. The second-round pick may have a tough time making the roster.
Thu, Aug 17, 2017 05:12:00 PM

The Nets will reportedly decline their $3.5 million team option for K.J. McDaniels, making him an unrestricted free agent.

McDaniels was traded from the Rockets mid-season last year, and as a member of the Nets' bench he averaged 6.3 points, 2.6 rebounds, 0.5 assists, 0.6 steals and 0.5 blocks. He has intriguing per-minute fantasy potential, but would need an ideal situation to be worth considering in typical leagues.
Sun, Jun 25, 2017 11:57:00 PM

K.J. McDaniels went from playing 23 minutes on Tuesday to picking up a DNP-CD vs. Orlando on Thursday.

Sean Kilpatrick (hamstring) was out tonight, but Nets coach Kenny Atkinson opted for a 10-man rotation that included starters Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Randy Foye and Caris LeVert, as well as reserves Isaiah Whitehead and Archie Goodwin. Brooklyn will thoroughly evaluate McDaniels this offseason, but he's obviously not trustworthy in the final week of the season.
Thu, Apr 6, 2017 10:49:00 PM

K.J. McDaniels scored 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting vs. the 76ers on Tuesday.

The Nets scored 141 points in an absolute blowout, so everyone who dressed got some action tonight. McDaniels added two rebounds, one assist, one block and three triples in 23 minutes, but he was coming off two straight DNP-CDs and isn't a realistic fantasy option with Sean Kilpatrick healthy again. If Isaiah Whitehead (ankle) misses another game, maybe McDaniels will get another chance.
Tue, Apr 4, 2017 10:03:00 PM

K.J. McDaniels was a DNP-CD on Saturday.

The Nets gave his minutes to Archie Goodwin for this one, but McDaniels may be getting another chance on Sunday. Obviously fantasy owners shouldn't be targeting either guy.
Sat, Apr 1, 2017 09:05:00 PM

K.J. McDaniels scored four points with two rebounds and one 3-pointer in 15 minutes against the Pistons on Thursday.

He's lost some run with Sean Kilpatrick coming back into the fold. McDaniels has played well since the Nets picked him up from the Rockets and there's a chance he's on the roster next year. He may have a big game if the Nets rest players, so just keep an eye on him.
Thu, Mar 30, 2017 09:49:00 PM

K.J. McDaniels scored 11 points with four rebounds, one assist and one block in 22 minutes against the Hawks on Sunday.

Just start him over Randy Foye already. McDaniels continue to make plays on both ends and his style of play really fits in nicely with the up-tempo Nets. He does appear to have at least 20 minutes per game locked up, so he does have some value in deeper leagues right now. If he does get added run, he would be on the standard league radar thanks to his ability to fill up the stat sheet in such a favorable system.
Sun, Mar 26, 2017 05:01:00 PM

Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said he wants K.J. McDaniels to work on his 3-point shot during the offseason.

"In today’s game, you want a wing to be a ‘three-and-D’ guy," Atkinson said. "He’s so athletic that he can drive it all the time and get in the lane. But we need him to be out there and make some. I think the shot is technically pretty good, so I’m bullish on where he can go with his shooting." McDaniels is shooting 32.6 percent from deep this season which is his best mark through three seasons, but the defensive side of his game is already very solid. With the Nets a little banged up, McDaniels is getting a lot of burn and is averaging 12.3 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.0 assists, 1.0 blocks, 1.0 steals and 1.0 triples in 23.6 minutes per game over his last three outings. Keep an eye on him.
Source: Newsday
Sun, Mar 26, 2017 11:15:00 AM

K.J. McDaniels scored a season-high 16 points in Brooklyn's 126-98 victory over the Suns on Thursday night.

With this game decided early in the second half, the Nets were able to give extended minutes to their bench players. McDaniels logged 24 minutes and, in addition to the points, also grabbed a season-high eight rebounds. He added one assist, two steals, one block and one 3-pointer as well. The 16 points were the most he's scored since his rookie season back in 2014-15. This was his second straight game in double figures. It is unlikely he'll be able to match this production or playing time in the Nets next contest, but he is now worth keeping an eye on deeper leagues.
Thu, Mar 23, 2017 10:15:00 PM

K.J. McDaniels played 21 minutes and hit 4-of-8 shots and two 3-pointers for 11 points, two rebounds and a block in Tuesday's win.

He hadn't scored more than nine points in a game since Nov. 5 and didn't exactly kill it tonight, so there's no reason to move on him. But with the Nets having nothing to play for, anything is possible over the last few weeks of the season.
Tue, Mar 21, 2017 10:49:00 PM

K.J. McDaniels scored nine points with five rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 18 minutes against the Knicks on Thursday.

The Nets wanted to get a look at him and he was better than expected. He made 4-of-5 from the line and played sound defense all night. With Sean Kilpatrick (hamstring) possibly missing more time, McDaniels could see minutes in the 20s next time. He's only worth a look in deep leagues, but keep in mind his value may go up on Friday if the Nets rest players.
Thu, Mar 16, 2017 11:06:00 PM

The Nets are expected to play K.J. McDaniels on Thursday.

There should be some highlights coming our way and the Nets may even use him as a four. Just keep an eye on McDaniels.
Thu, Mar 16, 2017 07:25:00 PM

K.J. McDaniels contributed just two points, one rebound and one block in five minutes off the Nets' bench on Wednesday.

Joe Harris (shoulder, concussion) was out again tonight but McDaniels continues to see just a handful of minutes for Brooklyn. They could unleash him late to see how he fits with their other young guys, especially since they hold a $3.5 million team option, but he's only a stash in very deep leagues.
Wed, Mar 8, 2017 10:39:00 PM

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