Troy Daniels
Troy Daniels
29-Year-Old GuardG
Denver Nuggets
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a contract with the Nuggets in March of 2020.
Personal Bio

Troy Daniels was born in Roanoke, Virginia, on July 15, 1991. He is the only child of Irving (father), Cheryl (mother) and Larry (step-father). Daniels attended William Fleming High School and earned Roanoke Times Player of the Year honors as a senior in 2009, averaging 17 points and six rebounds per contest. That performance helped him earn first-team all-state honors in Virginia. Daniels graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University and majored in business. Through his Dream Big Foundation, Daniels has hosted multiple community service events for children in his hometown of Roanoke including a 2019 Christmas-time shopping spree for 100 kids in need. Learn more about Daniels by following him on Twitter at @troydaniels and on Instagram at @troydaniels30.

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Daniels played four seasons for VCU and coach Shaka Smart. He served as an understudy in his first two seasons and averaged 2.1 points. As a junior, the 6-foot-4 guard received a major bump in playing time and provided 10.0 points and 3.3 rebounds per game. He hit 38.1 percent of his three-point attempts. Daniels opened the season with a career-high 22 points and scored in double digits in both NCAA Tournament games. The guard started slowly in his senior season but heated up in December. He set a school record with 11 three-pointers on his way to 33 points in a win over East Tennessee State as part of a run of three straight games in which he scored at least 25 points. Daniels led the team with 23 points in an NCAA Tournament win over Akron. He set a school record with 124 three-pointers as a senior and compiled the second-most three-pointers in VCU history.

Scores 22 points Wednesday
GDenver Nuggets
July 23, 2020
Daniels finished with 22 points (7-15 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 4-4 FT), six rebounds, three assists and a steal in 30 minutes during Wednesday's 89-82 scrimmage victory over Washington.
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Daniels led the Nuggets in scoring despite coming off the bench, making a case for meaningful minutes moving forward. With the team shorthanded for this contest, Daniels made the most of his opportunity, flashing his offensive upside. That said, it's hard to have a lot of trust when it comes to Daniels' role, and drafting him in a resumption league is certainly not a given.
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2018

Daniels appeared in 51 games for the Phoenix Suns in 2018-19, his second season with the team, with one start. Daniels averaged 6.2 points and 1.4 rebounds across 14.9 minutes per game in 2018-19. He played his best stretch of the season in early December. In four games between Dec. 4 and Dec. 10, Daniels averaged 14.0 points and 3.5 treys per contest. He saw extended minutes in March and April due to a variety of injuries to other players on the roster. During a five-game stretch from March 18 to March 27, he averaged 11.0 points and 3.8 rebounds per contest. The three-point specialist provided a scoring punch to the Suns' second unit, draining at least three three-pointers 10 times. His season highs in scoring and made three-pointers occured on Dec. 7 in a loss to the Heat, when he went 6-for-10 from downtown and scored 18 points. On Mar. 23, Daniels posted 16 points, three rebounds, five three-pointers, one dime and one block during a loss at San Antonio.

2017

Daniels played for his fifth team in five seasons in 2017-18 after Charlotte traded him to Phoenix. His role continued to expand with the Suns as he played in the most games of his career (79) while notching his highest minutes-per-game mark (20.5). He started 15 games during the campaign, also a career high. Daniels cemented his place as one of the NBA's deadliest outside shooters by making 2.3 three-pointers per game, 25th-best in the league. He converted 40.0 percent of his shots from deep. Overall, Daniels posted career-highs with 8.9 points and 1.6 rebounds per contest. He also registered the best free-throw percentage of his career (87.5 percent). On Dec. 13, he scored 32 points against Toronto, the highest scoring output of his career. In that game, Daniels made 11-of-16 field goals including 7-of-10 from deep. It was one of three contests during the season in which the 6-foot-4 guard canned seven three-pointers.

2016

After Daniels seemingly found a home with Charlotte in 2015-16, the Hornets traded him to Memphis in July. The move proved to be a boon to Daniels' career as he established career highs with 67 games and 17.7 minutes per contest with the Grizzlies. The guard out of VCU averaged 8.2 points and a career-best 1.5 rebounds per contest during the campaign. Daniels unleashed a flurry of three-pointers during the season as over 65 percent of his field-goal attempts came from beyond the arc. He finished the campaign making an average of 2.1 treys per contest. That mark ranked among the top 30 in the league. Daniels scored a career-best 31 points in a win over the Lakers on Dec. 3, making 6-of-12 three-point attempts. The performance was one of five during the season in which he connected on six or more treys. Daniels also appeared in all six games during the Grizzlies' first-round playoff series against San Antonio. He totaled nine points and five rebounds in those contests while making 3-of-9 attempts from deep.

2015

Daniels thrived with Charlotte's Summer League squad in 2015, averaging 13.5 points per game and hitting over half of his three-point attempts in four games. He settled in with the Hornets during the 2015-16 campaign, playing 41 games and averaging 11.1 minutes per contest. The 6-foot-4 guard posted per-game averages of 5.6 points and 1.3 rebounds. Both marks were improvements over his previous campaign. He also averaged 4.5 three-pointers per 36 minutes, the second-highest mark in the league among players who played at least 20 games. Daniels again demonstrated expert marksmanship despite limited playing time as he converted 48.4 percent of his shots from deep. In a win over Sacramento on Jan. 25, he played 31 minutes and made a career-high eight three-pointers en route to a career-best 28 points. Daniels also established a career high with seven rebounds in that contest. He made three or more treys on seven other occasions. One of those performances was a 17-point effort against the Nets on April 8 in which he drilled five three-pointers.

2014

Troy Daniels spent time with three different teams during his sophomore campaign in the Association. He began the season with the Houston Rockets, with whom he played 17 games and averaged 2.7 points per contest. Daniels was then traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves as part of a three-team trade. He logged 8.1 minutes per game in 19 contests with the Timberwolves and averaged 2.8 points. Daniels was traded again in February, this time to the Charlotte Hornets. The 6-foot-4 guard played only 16 seconds in his debut with the team but saw increased playing time at the end of the season. With Charlotte, Daniels finished the campaign playing an average of 12.3 minutes in 11 games. He responded by scoring 7.0 points per game and hitting 47.2 percent of his three-point attempts. In the team's final game of the season, Daniels played 29 minutes and scored a career-high 24 points. He converted 6-of-13 shots from deep in the contest and made all four of his free-throw attempts.

2013

Troy Daniels was not selected in the 2013 NBA Draft but was scooped up by the Charlotte Bobcats and played for the team's Summer League squad. He averaged 6.7 points and 2.0 rebounds per game in the Summer League but was subsequently waived. Daniels then signed with the Houston Rockets shortly before the start of the regular season but was let go before playing in any NBA contests. He soon found a home with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League, where he excelled. In 48 D-League contests, Daniels posted per-game averages of 21.5 points and 4.6 rebounds. He made 240 three-pointers during the campaign, far surpassing the previous D-League record. Daniels' sharpshooting caught the eye of the Rockets, who signed him to another contract. This time Daniels was able to compete for the squad, playing in five regular-season games and averaging 8.4 points in 15.0 minutes per contest. He demonstrated that his touch from deep in the D-League was no fluke as he averaged 2.4 three-pointers per game with Houston and shot 48.0 percent from deep. Daniels also got into four postseason games during Houston's first-round playoff series against Portland and posted per-game averages of 7.8 points and 2.2 rebounds while making 8-of-15 shots from three-point range.

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Transaction History
  • September 23, 2013
    Signed a one-year contract with the Charlotte Bobcats.
  • October 10, 2013
    Waived by Charlotte.
  • October 17, 2013
    Signed a one-year contract with the Houston Rockets.
  • October 26, 2013
    Waived by the Houston Rockets.
  • February 21, 2014
    Signed a two-year contract with the Houston Rockets.
  • July 14, 2014
    Signed a two-year contract with the Houston Rockets.
  • December 19, 2014
    As part of a three-team trade, traded by the Houston Rockets with cash, a protected 2015 2nd-round draft pick (Rakeem Christmas was later selected) and a protected 2016 2nd-round draft pick to the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Houston Rockets traded Sergei Lishouk and a 2015 2nd-round draft pick (J.P. Tokoto was later selected) to the Philadelphia 76ers; the Minnesota Timberwolves traded Corey Brewer to the Houston Rockets; the Minnesota Timberwolves traded Ronny Turiaf to the Philadelphia 76ers; and the Philadelphia 76ers traded Alexey Shved to the Houston Rockets.
  • February 10, 2015
    Traded by the Minnesota Timberwolves with Mo Williams and cash considerations to the Charlotte Hornets for Gary Neal and a 2019 2nd-round draft pick via Miami (Jaylen Nowell was later selected).
  • July 12, 2016
    Traded by the Charlotte Hornets to the Memphis Grizzlies for cash considerations. Hornets create $1.6M trade exception.
  • July 12, 2016
    Signed a three-year contract with the Charlotte Hornets.
  • September 22, 2017
    Traded by the Memphis Grizzlies with a 2018 2nd-round draft pick (Jarred Vanderbilt was later selected) to the Phoenix Suns for a 2018 2nd-round draft pick (pick did not convey.)
  • July 7, 2019
    Signed a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers.
  • March 1, 2020
    Waived by the Lakers.
  • March 4, 2020
    Signed by the Nuggets.
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Playing for his third team in as many years, Daniels saw his workload spike a bit in Phoenix, averaging 20.5 minutes per game after previously seeing action in 17.7 minutes with the Grizzlies. However, Daniels chipped in with just 8.9 points and 1.6 rebounds, keeping him off the radar in Fantasy leagues. It was his three-point shooting and floor spacing ability that kept him on the floor, as Daniels hit 2.3 three-pointers per game at a 40.0 percent clip. Look for him to provide more of the same ahead of the upcoming season. The Suns added Mikal Bridges in the draft and also still have guys like Devin Booker, T.J. Warren and Josh Jackson soaking up the bulk of the wing minutes. As a result, Daniels could struggle to match his numbers from a season ago and will likely just be another depth option on the wing that can consistently hit three-pointers.
Daniels saw the biggest role of his career last season, averaging 17.7 minutes per game in his 67 appearances and making three starts. In those minutes, he posted 8.2 points and 1.5 rebounds per contest. While those numbers aren’t eye-popping, Daniels is one of the better three-point shooters in the league, drilling 38.9 percent of his looks from deep last season and 40.6 percent on his four-year career. He flashed legitimate upside last season, too, securing seven games with at least 20 points, including an impressive 31-point outing against the Lakers on Dec. 3 in which he shot 6-of-12 from beyond the arc. Daniels could certainly see an expanded role heading into the 2017-18 campaign with the Grizzlies, as the team hasn’t made a move to re-sign starting shooting guard Tony Allen. And, while Memphis picked up Ben McLemore and Tyreke Evans over the summer, McLemore likely won’t be fully healthy until early-to-mid November due to a foot fracture and still has to prove himself as a starting option; Evans isn’t a great perimeter shooter and is used more as a ball-handling sixth-man. It’s tough to tell exactly what Daniels’ role may be considering the re-shaping of the Grizzlies roster heading into next season, though it wouldn’t be surprising if his workload got a bump to around 20-25 minutes per contest. He’s still not an ideal Fantasy player due to his uncertain workload and lack of supplementary stats, but could be worth a flier in the late rounds of deeper formats.
Since going undrafted out of VCU in 2013, the 25-year-old Daniels has made a career for himself as a three-point sniper off the bench, but he's yet to land a regular rotation role over his three NBA seasons. However, after landing a three-year, $10 million contract from the Grizzlies this offseason, it appears Daniels could have his biggest opportunity to date to land consistent minutes in the league. While Tony Allen will open the season as the Grizzlies' starting shooting guard, he's been injury prone over the last several seasons and doesn't offer much value on the offensive end, which will likely prevent him from regularly surpassing 30 minutes per game. Daniels will try to win some of that leftover playing time, and given his outstanding 43 percent mark from three-point range for his career, he would seemingly profile as the Grizzlies' best reserve option at shooting guard, especially after 39-year-old Vince Carter regressed badly in 2015-16.
In his second season, Daniels averaged 3.7 points, 0.7 rebounds, 0.5 assists, and 0.1 steals in eight minutes per game through 47 regular season games with the Rockets, Wolves, and Hornets. He shot 37 percent from the field, 36 percent from deep, and 85 percent from the free-throw line. Daniels averaged 13.5 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 2.5 assists in 31 minutes per game at the Orlando Summer League, sinking 3.0 three-pointers per game on 55 percent from beyond the arc. The 24-year-old who is entering the final year of his deal and will likely have to compete for minutes with Jeremy Lamb, P.J. Hairston, and Jeremy Lin, but it's possible Daniels' outside shooting will help net him the most time of those four.
After going undrafted during the 2013 NBA Draft, Daniels spent most of the 2013-14 season playing in the NBA D-League. Near the end of the NBA's regular season, he was signed by the Rockets in an attempt to increase their guard depth for the playoffs, and he ended up making appearances in five games with one start. In the limited action, Daniels showed some promise, as he finished the year averaging 8.4 points, 0.8 rebounds, 1.0 assist, and 2.4 three-pointers made in 15 minutes per game. He shot 48 percent from the field and 48 percent from behind the arc. Daniels also received some spot minutes in the first round of the playoffs, which added at least a little more experience to his resume. He should have a reserve role this season behind James Harden at the shooting guard position, but newly acquired Jason Terry may have something to say about the backup position. He'll also have to make sure guys like Francisco Garcia and rookie Nick Johnson don't outperform him and take even more of his playing time. If that occurs, there might be some more time in the NBA D-League waiting for Daniels.
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Available Saturday vs. Cavaliers
GDenver Nuggets
March 7, 2020
Daniels will be available to make his Nuggets debut Saturday against the Cavaliers, Katy Winge of Altitude Sports reports.
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Won't debut Thursday
GDenver Nuggets
Not Injury Related
March 5, 2020
Daniels will not be available for Thursday's game against the Hornets, Harrison Wind of TheDNVR.com reports.
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Set to join Nuggets
GDenver Nuggets
March 4, 2020
Daniels is finalizing a deal with the Nuggets, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
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Waived by Lakers
GFree Agent
March 1, 2020
Daniels will be waived by the Lakers, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
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Sees garbage-time run in blowout
GLos Angeles Lakers
February 5, 2020
Daniels knocked down his lone shot attempt -- a three-pointer -- and accrued no other statistics in four minutes off the bench Tuesday in the Lakers' 129-102 win over the Spurs.
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