Dyson Daniels

19-Year-Old GuardG
2022 Fantasy Outlook
After spending 2021-22 with G League Ignite, Daniels heard his name called with the eighth overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft by the Pelicans. Daniels' Summer League action lasted just one game before an ankle injury sidelined him for the remainder of it, with him tallying just a point, two assists, a rebound and a steal over eight minutes before his departure. Daniels fared much better in the G League last season, compiling 11.6 points, 6.8 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 2.0 steals over 31.6 minutes per tilt. While his overall attempts from the field (10.2 per game) weren't particularly poor in terms of efficiency (45.3 percent), he still needs to pick it up and improve on his outside shooting, where Daniels connected on just 30.0 percent of his tries. Daniels figures to log some minutes off the bench but doesn't figure to be a huge factor as a rookie. Managers in dynasty and keeper formats should be the primary people targeting the rookie. Read Past Outlooks
Personal Bio/PreCareer Summary

Dyson James Daniels was born March 17, 2003 in Bendigo, Victoria, Australia. His father, Ricky, is from the United States and played college basketball at NC State before going pro, becoming a two-time South East Australian Basketball League MVP with the Bendigo Braves. Daniels' older brother, Kai, played college basketball at Regis University. Dyson Daniels began playing basketball at seven years old. In addition to basketball, Daniels was also a talented Australian rules footballer and represented his home state of Victoria in several national football championships before focusing on basketball. In 2018, he represented Australia in the 2018 FIBA Oceania U15 Championship and helped his team win the gold medal behind 8.3 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game. For the 2019 season, he signed with his father's former team, the Braves. He also joined the NBA Global Academy, a training center at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra. In 2021, during the FIBA U19 World Cup, Daniels averaged 14.0 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.6 assists and 2.3 steals in 27 minutes per game. That year, he also made his senior team debut at the FIBA Asia Cup qualification and recorded 23 points, six steals and four assists in a win over New Zealand. Also in 2021, Daniels signed with the NBA G League Ignite. Starting all 14 of his appearances, he averaged 11.3 points, 6.2 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.9 steals in 31.2 minutes. He also competed in the Rising Stars Challenge at the 2022 NBA All-Star Weekend. In the summer of 2022, the New Orleans Pelicans drafted Daniels with the eight overall pick.

Likely done for Summer League
GNew Orleans Pelicans
Ankle
July 11, 2022
Daniels is unlikely to return to Summer League due to an ankle injury, Andrew Lopez of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Daniels' injury isn't considered serious, so he should be ready by the time training camp rolls around. The team will take precautions with the No. 8 overall pick, who finishes Summer League with just one point over eight minutes in his lone appearance for the Pelicans.
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
Set for Kings workout
GFree Agent
June 12, 2022
The Kings have scheduled a workout with Daniels, according to Josh Robbins of The Athletic.
ANALYSIS
One of the top prospects when it comes to guards, Daniels makes sense for the Kings since Sacramento has the fourth pick in this year's draft. Daniels has previously worked out for the Wizards, Pelicans, Pacers, Pistons, Spurs, Trail Blazers, and Knicks.
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Drafted No. 8 by New Orleans
GNew Orleans Pelicans
June 23, 2022
Daniels was selected by the Pelicans with the eighth overall pick in the 2022 NBA Draft.
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Near double-double in win
GNBA G League Ignite   G League
March 9, 2022
Daniels tallied 21 points (7-13 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 3-5 FT), eight rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in 35 minutes during Tuesday's 127-119 win over the Santa Cruz Warriors.
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Does it all in loss
GNBA G League Ignite   G League
March 7, 2022
Daniels notched 21 points (9-18 FG, 3-5 3Pt), 18 rebounds, eight assists, two steals and one block in 38 minutes during Sunday's 108-104 loss to the Stockton Kings.
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Solid effort in first NBA action
GNBA G League Ignite   G League
February 19, 2022
Daniels managed eight points (3-4 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 1-2 FT), five rebounds, four assists and two blocks across back-to-back wins during the Rising Stars competition at All-Star Weekend.
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Dishes out team-high 10 assists
GNBA G League Ignite   G League
February 1, 2022
Daniels managed seven points (3-12 FG, 1-7 3Pt), 10 assists, seven rebounds and four steals in 37 minutes during Sunday's 131-95 loss to the Delaware Blue Coats.
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