Troy Daniels Carving Out A Role
A couple years ago in the 2015 NBA Summer League I took notes on some players and Troy Daniels was one of them. He intrigued me. He seemed like the purest shooter that I watched, but seemed one dimensional.Well guess what he may be one dimensional but he has carved out a very important role for the Memphis Grizzlies. He is their sharp shooter and reliable bench contributor. He has also hit several big shots this year already.
Here are the notes I took on him. Nothing too deep, basic stuff but its looking pretty accurate.
Troy Daniels – Charlotte Hornets
- Strengths: Three point shooting, High basketball IQ, Takes good shots, Plays like a veteran
- Weaknesses: Defense, Not a point guard but small for a shooting guard (6’4), Three point specialist but not much else, Ball handling needs to be better for his size, Not very athletic
- Outlook: As of now on Charlotte’s roster, but if he doesn’t show too much more than just his shooting ability he may not stick due to Charlotte having a lot of wing players. If he can learn to play spot point guard minutes his value will greatly improve. Right now he is just strictly a three-point specialist.
- Career Projection:
- Best Case 10ppg 2.5 3pg 2apg
- Realistic Case 6ppg 1 3pg .5apg
Player Comparison: Gary Neal
So this season he is averaging 10 ppg., 1.5 rpg, .8 apg, 2.3 3pg., 41% from 3 and 81% from the foul line. If he continues to get an opportunity to develop with Memphis his ceiling may be higher than I originally thought. Daniels is a great example of ceasing an opportunity and showcasing his one premier level skill, his 3 point prowess.