Dyson Daniels

Dyson Daniels

20-Year-Old GuardG
New Orleans Pelicans
Out
Injury Knee
Est. Return 3/26/2024
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Despite playing limited minutes during his rookie season, Daniels flashed enough upside to keep fantasy managers on their toes heading into 2023-24. At this point, he presents as an elite wing defender, with the size to guard multiple positions. He has upside as a makeshift facilitator while providing solid rebound numbers from the guard position. It's hard to know exactly where he fits on opening night, although it's relatively safe to assume he will be in the rotation. The Pelicans have plenty of depth in their backcourt, with CJ McCollum, Herb Jones, Trey Murphy, Jose Alvarado, Jordan Hawkins and Daniels all vying for minutes. While it is unlikely Daniels plays enough to warrant significant fantasy attention, he is certainly someone to keep a close eye on should he be able to find his footing on the offensive end. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a two-year, $11.29 million contract with the Pelicans in July of 2022. Pelicans exercised $6.06 million team option for 2024-25 in October of 2023. Contract includes $7.71 million team option for 2025-26.
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.

Undergoes successful surgery
GNew Orleans Pelicans
Knee
February 15, 2024
The Pelicans announced Thursday that Daniels underwent a successful meniscectomy on his left knee and will be re-evaluated in four weeks.
ANALYSIS
Daniels suffered a meniscus tear in his left knee recently and will be sidelined at least a month following his procedure. While Thursday's update offers slightly more clarity regarding his return timetable, a better idea of his status should come into focus once he's re-evaluated. He could be in the mix to return late in the regular season or for a potential postseason run, but Jordan Hawkins and Jose Alvarado are candidates to see increased work while Daniels is sidelined.
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How does Dyson Daniels compare to other players?
This section compares his stats with all players from the previous three seasons (minimum 200 minutes played)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
  • True Shooting %
    An advanced statistic that measures a player's efficiency at shooting the ball that takes field goal percentage, free throw percentage, and three point percentage into account.
  • Effective Field Goal %
    A statistic that adjusts field goal percentage to account for the fact that three-point field goals count for three points while field goals only count for two points.
  • 3-Point Attempt Rate
    Percentage of field goal attempts from three point range.
  • Free Throw Rate
    Number of free throw attempts per field goal attempt.
  • Offensive Rebound %
    An estimate of the percentage of available offensive rebounds a player grabbed while they were on the floor.
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    An estimate of the percentage of available defensive rebounds a player grabbed while they were on the floor.
  • Total Rebound %
    An estimate of the percentage of available rebounds a player grabbed while they were on the floor.
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  • Block %
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  • Turnover %
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True Shooting %
51.8%
 
Effective Field Goal %
50.0%
 
3-Point Attempt Rate
43.0%
 
Free Throw Rate
19.5%
 
Offensive Rebound %
5.0%
 
Defensive Rebound %
13.6%
 
Total Rebound %
9.3%
 
Assist %
15.0%
 
Steal %
2.7%
 
Block %
1.8%
 
Turnover %
11.1%
 
Usage %
12.5%
 
Fantasy Points Per Game
18.2
 
Fantasy Points Per Minute
0.8
 
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
Second-year Rising Star
GNew Orleans Pelicans
January 31, 2024
Daniels has been selected among 10 second-year players to participate in the Rising Stars Game at NBA All-Star Weekend.
ANALYSIS
Daniels isn't the flashiest young player in the league, but he has settled into a quality rotation role for the contending Pelicans, averaging 21.8 minutes across 47 appearances, 14 of which were starts. The 20-year-old is averaging 8.0 points, 5.4 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.8 steals as a starter this season, although his primary contributions come via defensive versatility with his 6-foot-6 frame.
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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.
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Out indefinitely with meniscus tear
GNew Orleans Pelicans
Knee
February 12, 2024
Daniels was diagnosed Monday with a meniscus tear in his left knee and is out indefinitely, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
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Out for Monday
GNew Orleans Pelicans
Knee
February 11, 2024
Daniels (knee) will not play Monday versus Memphis.
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Won't play Saturday
GNew Orleans Pelicans
Knee
February 10, 2024
Daniels is out for Saturday's game versus the Trail Blazers due to left knee soreness.
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Records four steals in reserve role
GNew Orleans Pelicans
February 8, 2024
Daniels amassed 10 points (5-7 FG, 0-2 3Pt), four rebounds, one assist, two blocks and four steals across 22 minutes during Wednesday's 117-106 win over the Clippers.
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Moves to bench
GNew Orleans Pelicans
February 2, 2024
Daniels will return to the bench for Friday's game against the Spurs, Christian Clark of The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
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