K.J. McDaniels could be a huge player for the Houston Rockets over the next few seasons. The second-year wing has elite defensive potential and surreal athleticism.
His main problem, right now, is a lacking jumper. But if that gets fixed and a few other areas of his game take off, McDaniels could become a monster. Here's more, courtesy of Bleacher Report's Kelly Scaletta:
"Working out the math, first-year players shot an effective field-goal percentage of 45.9 percent last year, and McDaniels was at 44.9 percent. His true shooting percentage was 49.4 percent compared to 49.6 percent for all freshmen. So, apples to apples, he wasn't that bad. He needs to make himself more of an asset when his team has the ball, and there are four areas he could improve in to become more of an asset offensively. First, he needs to get to the rim more frequently."
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All in all, the three-year, $10 million contract McDaniels signed a few weeks ago was a bargain. Depending on how he plays this season, it has the potential to turn into a serious heist.
Still only 22 years old, McDaniels has all the physical tools to be a major player in Houston's rotation. And if he can smooth out a few kinks in his game, the sky is the limit.
(h/t: Bleacher Report)