Well that’s interesting. Following the release of Jordan McRae (per his request) Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN indicates the Denver Nuggets will fill that roster slot with guard Troy Daniels, recently of the Los Angeles Lakers.
Free agent guard Troy Daniels is finalizing a deal with Denver, league sources tell ESPN. His agent Mark Bartelstein of @PrioritySports worked out a release with Lakers, and Daniels cleared waivers today.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 4, 2020
Daniels has only played in 41 games this year, most of those with just a handful of minutes, and his shooting has suffered from that inconsistency. Lakers coach Frank Vogel had nothing but nice things to say about the way he accepted that inconsistency in playing time, however:
Frank Vogel said Troy Daniels has been waived, and that the Lakers wanted to give Daniels a chance to join another team, and also keep roster flexibility in case LAL need to make an addition. He also said Daniels was terrific in the locker room and will be missed.— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) March 1, 2020
A six-year vet who shoots 40% career from three-point range, Daniels helps the Nuggets shore up that potential gap in its roster in case of injury that was left vacant when Malik Beasley was traded and later McRae wanted more minutes. No word yet on the length of the deal - whether it is just for this year or includes an option for next year - but as he signed in Denver of his own free will rather than being traded here, he is probably more accepting of the role Denver needs him to play over the last month of the season and into the playoffs.
Denver’s front office has filled the emergency shooter role with a veteran who is more amenable to his circumstances than what they had before. How do you feel about it, Nuggets fans?
Is Troy Daniels a good addition to this Nuggets team?
This poll is closed
Yes, they needed an emergency shooter
No, he’s not good enough or it doesn’t move the needle
If he takes minutes from MPJ, we riot