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

Team: Houston Rockets
Age / DOB:  (23) / 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 scored four points with four rebounds and two blocks against the Warriors on Saturday.
He played in the second half because the Rockets were coming out flat. McDaniels gave the Rockets a nice boost and his blocking ability would help in transition -- he had a really nice block on Klay Thompson (video in link below). It wouldn't be a total shock to see him start because the other options were not good, but he's still too risky to count on for DFS on most nights. Apr 16 - 6:41 PM

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K.J. McDaniels scored four points in a start against the Mavs on Wednesday with one rebound, two assists and one steal in 15 minutes.

He played some solid defense early on and made both shots from the field. Coach J.B. Bickerstaff just didn't trust him enough in a big game. McDaniels has very little fantasy value.
Apr 7 - 12:08 AM

K.J. McDaniels will start with Donatas Motiejunas moving to the bench against the Mavs on Wednesday.

This will slide Trevor Ariza over to the four to guard Dirk Nowitzki. McDaniels is a fun player to watch, but he likely won't play much. This move may help Michael Beasley, too.
Apr 6 - 9:05 PM

K.J. McDaniels got into the rotation on Sunday and scored 10 points in 18 minutes to go with four boards, one 3-pointer and one assist during a 118-110 win over the Thunder.

McDaniels earned some increase run do to his stellar defense against Russell Westbrook, but he's been in and out of the rotation far too often in Houston for owners in most leagues to consider him as a pickup.
Apr 3 - 7:26 PM

K.J. McDaniels entered the rotation on Wednesday and promptly scored a season-high 12 points on 3-of-4 FGs and 6-of-6 FTs, adding three rebounds and one turnover in 17 minutes.

The Rockets improved to .500 with the win but they're just two games up on the No. 9 seed Jazz, and J.B. Bickerstaff is searching for a path to sustained success. Whether the McDaniels experiment will continue is unclear, but it's unlikely that he'll earn enough minutes to be worth owning outside of the absolute deepest formats.
Mar 9 - 10:54 PM

K.J. McDaniels has been recalled from his D-League stint.

McDaniels is rarely a part of the rotation, and he belongs on the waiver wire in all re-draft leagues.
Feb 9 - 7:16 PM

Rockets assign G/F K.J. McDaniels to the D-League.

Like the Rockets, McDaniels' season has failed to launch as anticipated.
Feb 8 - 2:12 PM

Rockets recall G/F K.J. McDaniels from the D-League.

Although he's an exciting athlete, McDaniels isn't going to be in Houston's rotation unless there is an injury on the wing.
Feb 1 - 1:14 PM

The Rockets have assigned K.J. McDaniels to the D-League.

He isn't in the rotation in Houston and that may not change for the remainder of the season.
Jan 30 - 12:32 PM

K.J. McDaniels fouled Andre Drummond five times in the first nine seconds of the second half on Wednesday.

"Anything for my teammates. I know they'd do anything for me," McDaniels said after the game. Last year, McDaniels was making highlight jams and swats for the 76ers. Not this year, though.
Jan 21 - 12:18 AM

The Rockets recalled K.J. McDaniels on Friday.

He was a lot of fun with the 76ers last year, but he's not in the rotation right now with the Rockets. McDaniels has very little value in Dynasty leagues.
Jan 15 - 6:38 PM

Rockets recall G/F K.J. McDaniels from the D-League.

McDaniels could get a shot if (when?) Corey Brewer is traded, but he's not going to do much until then.
Mon, Dec 28, 2015 12:28:00 PM

The Rockets will assign K.J. McDaniels and Montrezl Harrell to the D-League on Saturday.

Neither player will be in the rotation while the Rockets are at full strength, so it makes a lot of sense to get them as many minutes as possible in the D-League.
Sat, Dec 26, 2015 11:37:00 AM

The Rockets have recalled K.J. McDaniels from the D-League.

This is perhaps an indication that Trevor Ariza (bruised lower back) will be on the sidelines for Wednesday's game against the Wizards, and if that's the case, McDaniels could be looking at some decent minutes for the Rockets.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 12:28:00 PM

K.J. McDaniels has been assigned to the NBA D-League.

McDaniels can use all the experience he can get, so it makes sense for him to spend some time in the D-League. He's not on the fantasy radar.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 12:23:00 PM