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Troy Daniels says he’s an elite shooter, believes when he’s open or have space it’s going in


Troy Daniels became one of the Los Angeles Lakers’ first free agent signings this off-season. The 28-year old sniper seems like a perfect fit into a roster centered around LeBron James and Anthony Davis. He’s already salivating over the kind of open looks he’ll get playing alongside The King and The Brow.

Daniels isn’t one to lack confidence either – he believes he’s one of the best three-point shooters in the league.

Daniels, as a member of the Houston Rockets back in 2014, introduced himself to the NBA circles when he knocked down a clutch three-pointer in Game 3 of their opening round series against the Portland Trail Blazers. Unfortunately, after that, the 6-foot-4 off-guard has failed to find a permanent home in the NBA, bouncing around five lottery teams since his stint with the Rockets.

Daniels, however, has continued to do what he does best at a relatively consistent level. The stand out from VCU is a career 40 percent shooter from beyond the arc. He has made 509 three-pointers over the past six years, included a career-best 183 triples in the 2017-18 campaign – arguably the best season of his career.

Daniels will have to fight and earn for his spot in the rotation as the Lakers have added some depth at the two-guard spot with the signings of Danny Green and Avery Bradley. Luckily for Daniels, a knock-down shooter like himself has always found a place on a LeBron James-led team.