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K.J. McDaniels | Guard/Forward

Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Age / DOB:  (21) / 2/9/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 200
College: Clemson

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K.J. McDaniels (ankle) will not play on Saturday vs. Utah.
He rolled his ankle vs. the Nets on Wednesday and it's likely swelled up on him. McDaniels was trying to play through it, which looks like a mistake right now. Hopefully he'll be back out there soon after turning heads in Orlando. Jul 12 - 9:28 PM

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K.J. McDaniels rolled his left ankle vs. the Nets on Wednesday and will not return.

He tried to play through it, but he went to the locker room with a little hitch in his giddy up after a few possessions. McDaniels has played terrific ball while in Orlando and he's put himself on the radar in several formats.
Jul 9 - 5:41 PM

K.J. McDaniels has been added to the summer league roster.

The 76ers play in Orlando and Las Vegas, so McDaniels seems like he'll be getting action in both events. Chances are the team will give him a long look and he'll look to solidify his spot in the rotation.
Jul 5 - 9:42 AM

K.J. McDaniels is not listed on the Orlando Summer League roster.

Perhaps he's only going to Las Vegas since the 76ers are one of a handful of teams to attend both events. The team waived James Anderson and opened up some minutes for the second-round rookie, so he'll be worth watching, especially since the front office seems fairly high on him. McDaniels is worth a flyer late in drafts in deeper leagues for now.
Jul 1 - 12:39 PM

76ers GM Sam Hinkie was complimentary of K.J. McDaniels game in a recent interview, citing specifically his defensive abilities.

"He's wildly athletic, and he's really long, with a defensive mind-set," Hinkie said. "He's sort of an unusual player, because he's a big-time shot-blocker from the wing position." McDaniels was the only NCAA player last season to lead his team in points (17.1), rebounds (7.1), 3-point field goals (42), steals (41), and blocked shots (100). Philadelphia ranked dead last in defensive efficiency last season, so bringing on a "defensive-minded" player was a priority for them in this year's draft. If McDaniels can earn minutes over Hollis Thompson and James Anderson, he will certainly have some fantasy appeal.
Jun 29 - 12:01 PM

General manager Sam Hinkie said the 76ers had K.J. McDaniels much higher on their board than the 32nd pick.

"We like a lot about his game," Hinkie said. "He's wildly athletic." McDaniels scored 30 points in two games last season, including the opening round of the NCAA tournament. The 6’6" swingman also boasted an eye-popping 2.8 blocks per game to go with averages of 17.1 points, 7.1 boards, 1.6 assists, 1.1 steals and 1.2 triples. McDaniels put up a max-vert of 37 inches and has a wingspan of 6’11", which explains the blocks. He also led the NBA combine in the three-quarter court sprint and is a tantalizing athlete. There's no doubt his skills in the open floor will help him get minutes with the Sixers. He's on the short list of players selected after pick No. 15 who can have fantasy value in 2014-15.
Jun 27 - 2:12 PM

The 76ers selected Clemson SF K.J. McDaniels with the second pick of the second round of Thursday's draft.

Philly took injured center Joel Embiid with their first pick in the draft, then traded to acquire Dario Saric, who won't play in the NBA until 2016. They finally added a player who can join their active roster on opening night, and Robinson possesses enviable athleticism and speed that should benefit him in the Sixers' up-tempo offense. He's also a solid defender who will be battling Hollison Thompson and James Anderson for playing time at SF, but he'll need to improve his shooting range before reliably contributing in typical fantasy formats.
Jun 26 - 11:02 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Michael Carter-Williams
2Casper Ware
3Pierre Jackson
SG1Tony Wroten
2K.J. McDaniels
3Elliot Williams
4Alexey Shved
5Jordan McRae
SF1Hollis Thompson
2Luc Mbah a Moute
3Jason Richardson
4Ronald Roberts Jr.
PF1Nerlens Noel
2Brandon Davies
3Jerami Grant
4Arsalan Kazemi
5Jarvis Varnado
C1Henry Sims
2Arnett Moultrie
3Joel Embiid
4Hasheem Thabeet