Memphis Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace today announced that the Grizzlies acquired guard Troy Daniels for cash considerations in a sign-and-trade deal with the Charlotte Hornets. Per team policy, terms of Daniels’ contract are not disclosed.
Daniels (6-4, 205) came off the bench in all 43 of his appearances last season with Charlotte and averaged 5.6 points and 1.3 rebounds in 11.1 minutes while shooting 47.4 percent from the field and a career-high 48.4 percent from three-point range. According to Synergy Sports Tech, Daniels led the NBA with an effective field goal percentage of 78 percent on spot-up jumpers.
The 24-year-old has appeared in 95 regular season games (one start) during his three-year NBA career with the Houston Rockets (2013-14 to 2014-15), Minnesota Timberwolves (2014-15) and Charlotte Hornets (2014-15 to 2015-16) and has averaged 4.8 points and 1.0 rebounds in 10.0 minutes while shooting 43.1 percent from the field, 43.0 percent from three-point range and 72.7 percent from the free throw line.
He has played in eight NBA postseason games (zero starts) with Houston and Charlotte and has averaged 4.1 points and 1.4 assists in 10.8 minutes while shooting 40.0 percent from the field, 44.4 percent from three-point range and 100 percent from the foul line. In his first career playoff game, Daniels made a game-winning, go-ahead three-pointer for Houston with 11.0 seconds remaining in overtime in Game 3 of the 2014 Western Conference First Round at Portland.
Daniels also competed in 48 games (37 starts) during the 2013-14 season for the NBA Development League’s Rio Grande Valley Vipers, where he was selected to the 2014 D-League All-Star Game and named Third-Team All-D-League. He averaged 21.5 points, 4.6 rebounds and 4.9 assists in 35.4 minutes while shooting 42.2 percent from the field, 40.1 percent from three-point range and 81.6 percent from the free throw line. Daniels led the D-League in three-point field goals (240) and three-point field goal attempts (599) and ranked third in total points scored (1,032).
The Roanoke, Va. native went undrafted in the 2013 NBA Draft following a four-year career at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he led the Atlantic 10 conference and ranked third in the NCAA in three-point field goals made (124) during his senior season in 2012-13.
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