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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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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

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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

K.J. McDaniels cracked the rotation in Sunday's win as a reward for his hard work.

McDaniels registered all of five minutes, and it's worth noting that Corey Brewer played just seven minutes, as well. Brewer, who is shooting 30.3 percent from the field, could lose his role to McDaniels.
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 10:13:00 AM

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

Kevin McHale said he wanted McDaniels to get some valuable playing time in the D-League, but he's back with the struggling Rockets less than one week later.
Mon, Nov 16, 2015 11:07:00 AM

Rockets head coach Kevin McHale said he wants K.J. McDaniels to get some playing experience in the D-League.

McDaniels only played six minutes for the Rockets this season, so it makes sense for the team to try to get him some minutes in the D-League. "Just needs to get some games in," McHale said. "He's not getting much time in right now." McDaniels is a player to keep an eye on in dynasty leagues, but he's off the radar in most fantasy leagues right now.
Thu, Nov 12, 2015 09:44:00 AM

K.J. McDaniels has been assigned to Houston's D-League affiliate.

McDaniels has played a total of six minutes for the Rockets this season, and there's just no way he can become a steady rotation player in Houston while the team is healthy. Leave him on the wire.
Wed, Nov 11, 2015 01:18:00 PM

K.J. McDaniels scored a game-high 20 points against the Warriors during a 123-101 loss on Thursday, adding eight rebounds, one assist, one block and two 3-pointers.

Sixers fans can't be happy about this after he was dealt for Isaiah Canaan at the deadline last year. McDaniels is one of the most high-flying wings and can block shots with the best of them, but his offensive game is not NBA-ready yet. He won't be in the rotation while the Rockets are healthy.
Fri, Oct 16, 2015 12:45:00 AM

K.J. McDaniels accumulated 13 points, two 3-pointers, seven rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocks in 26 minutes off Houston's bench on Wednesday.

It must be noted that McDaniels also committed five fouls, and he did his damage vs. a Dallas second unit that featured Brandon Ashley, Jarrid Famous, Maurice Ndour and Jamil Wilson. He never played more than nine minutes in a game for Houston last year (in their season finale) and won't have fantasy value while Trevor Ariza and Corey Brewer are healthy.
Thu, Oct 8, 2015 12:00:00 AM

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PF1Clint Capela
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