Rockets trade KJ McDaniels to the Nets
- Author: Leroy Wright Feb 24, 2017,
Feb 24, 2017, 15:36
The Rockets have traded K.J. With the Nets just having traded Bojan Bogdanvoic, he may have a chance to play more minutes in Brooklyn.
The Houston Rockets have traded K.J. McDaniels and Tyler Ennis before Thursday's National Basketball Association trade deadline.
The Rockets executed this trade to move around money and clear up $3 million dollars in cap space.
K.J. McDaniels is a hyper-athletic project who is already a solid defender.
Still, looking at McDaniels' stint in Houston is not as revealing as looking back at his rookie season in Philadelphia.
McDaniels signed a 3-year, $10 million deal with Houston that expires after next season.
The Vertical's Bobby Marks reports that Houston will likely be getting a future protected second round draft pick (No. 31-55) in return. This time around, he has already made 29 appearances with no starts for the Rockets.
Despite his offensive woes, K.J. McDaniels will be able to help the Nets fortify their greatest weak point.
Since his arrival in Houston, McDaniels has played just 76 games and posted 2.4 points, one rebound, and 0.2 assists in 6.3 minutes per game.
The addition of McDaniels comes following the Nets' release of Marcus Thornton, whom the team acquired from the Washington Wizards yesterday. The objective was for McDaniels to get significant playing time, but that never occurred.