According to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle, Troy Daniels will sign a two-year, fully guaranteed contract with the Houston Rockets.
Rockets finalizing a deal to sign guard Troy Daniels today, a source said.
— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) July 14, 2014
The Rockets re-sign Daniels after he was made a restricted free agent on June 30th. Daniels had some interest from other teams around the league including the San Antonio Spurs and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Daniels averaged 21.5 ppg, and shot 40% from behind the arc while playing for the Rio Grande Valley Vipers; a D-League team. He earned a call-up to the Rockets in February of last season. Daniels was outstanding in the playoffs for the Rockets. The sharpshooter from Virginia Commonwealth is a feel good success story for the D-League.
Daniels was a restricted free agent who excelled in the D-League before giving Rockets a needed boost in playoffs, including a game-winner. — Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) July 14, 2014
Daniels holds the single season record for three pointers in the D-League, with 153. For a Rockets team that attempted and made the most three pointers last season, it makes sense to retain Daniels’ services.
With Daniels and Nick Johnson off the bench it looks like the Rockets are upgrading and improving for next season. Daniels is a three-point marksmen, he made four playoff appearances for the Rockets and averaged almost 8 points per game. He delivered a clutch three in Game 3 which provided the Rockets with one of their two post season victories.
The Rockets swung and missed with the big name free agents, LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony. Our hearts were broken when Chris Bosh decided to re-sign with the Miami Heat after ESPN analysts said it was a done deal that he would be heading to Houston. After the decision not to match Chandler Parsons‘ offer sheet, the summer looked to be unsuccessful. However, Daryl Morey has quickly rebounded with the signing of Trevor Ariza and the re-signing of Troy Daniels.
The Rockets will most likely add a veteran or two before the summer is all said and done, but for now welcome back Troy Daniels!
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