Since breaking on to the scene with impressive numbers on a terrible Philadelphia 76ers team in 2014-15, to say K.J. McDaniels has had a roller-coaster ride in the NBA might even be understating things.
Having been traded from Philadelphia to Houston, McDaniels has spent his first two seasons in the league in highly dysfunctional locker rooms and as a result it’s tough to figure out exactly what he is as a player.
What we do know is that McDaniels is a rangy, explosive athlete, who’s long and capable of knocking down jump shots in a streaky and inconsistent fashion.
With a more consistent role and share of minutes, and a more harmonious locker room, perhaps McDaniels could take a big step forward making the remaining two years of his contract at $3.3 million per a bargain worth envying.