Report: Troy Daniels signing with Nuggets
Veteran shooting guard Troy Daniels is signing with the Denver Nuggets, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Daniels was recently waived by 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 appeared in 41 games for the Lakers this season. He averaged 4.2 points and 1.1 rebound while shooting 39.2 percent from the field, 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 62.5 percent from the free-throw line. Unfortunately, he was waived by the Purple and Gold franchise as the team looks to get roster flexibility heading to the playoffs.
The Lakers recently worked out former Miami Heat guard Dion Waiters and ex-Cleveland Cavaliers swingman JR smith as potential replacements for Troy Daniels. However, they are in no rush to make a decision.
The Nuggets are 41-20 on the season and in third place in the Western Conference standings.
Daniels is expected to provide floor spacing and shooting for the Nuggets. He has career NBA averages of 6.6 points on 39.7 percent shooting from the 3-point line in 333 games with the Houston Rockets, Minnesota Timberwolves, Charlotte Hornets, Memphis Grizzlies, Phoenix Suns and Lakers.
The Nuggets lost to the Portland Trail Blazers in the second round of the playoffs last season in seven games. Denver is looking to get to the Western Conference Finals this time around.