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Troy Daniels - SG, 6'4, 205
Phoenix Suns - Acquired via trade in September 2017
       Date of birth: 07/15/1991
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2013
     Out of: VCU
  NBA Experience: 4 years
  Hand: Right

23rd September, 2013 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Charlotte.
10th October, 2013 NBA Waived by Charlotte.
17th October, 2013 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Houston.
26th October, 2013 NBA Waived by Houston.
1st November, 2013 D-League Designated as an allocated player by Rio Grande Valley Vipers.
21st February, 2014 NBA Signed a guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season and through 2015 with Houston. Included team option for 2014/15.
22nd February, 2014 D-League Assigned by Houston to Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League.
2nd March, 2014 D-League Recalled by Houston from Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League.
9th March, 2014 D-League Assigned by Houston to Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League.
9th April, 2014 D-League Recalled by Houston from Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League.
12th April, 2014 D-League Assigned by Houston to Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League.
13th April, 2014 D-League Recalled by Houston from Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the D-League.
30th June, 2014 NBA Houston declined 2014/15 team option.
14th July, 2014 NBA Re-signed by Houston to a guaranteed two year minimum salary contract.
19th December, 2014 NBA As a part of a three team deal, traded by Houston to Minnesota, along with a 2015 second round pick (#36, Rakeem Christmas), a protected 2016 second round pick (not conveyed) and cash to Minnesota, as well as the draft rights to Sergei Lishouk (#49, 2004) and a 2015 second round pick (#58, J.P. Tokoto) to Philadelphia, in exchange for Corey Brewer from Minnesota and Alexey Shved from Philadelphia.
10th February, 2015 NBA Traded by Minnesota, along with Mo Williams and cash, to Charlotte in exchange for Gary Neal and a 2019 second round pick.
12th July, 2016 NBA Signed and traded by Charlotte with a three year, $10 million contract to Memphis in exchange for cash.
22nd September, 2017 NBA Traded by Memphis, along with a 2018 second round pick, to Phoenix in exchange for a protected 2018 second round pick.
When: Where:
2009 - 2013 VCU (NCAA)
July 2013 Charlotte Bobcats (Summer League)
September 2013 - October 2013 Charlotte Bobcats (NBA)
October 2013 Houston Rockets (NBA)
November 2013 - February 2014 Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League)
February 2014 - December 2014 Houston Rockets (NBA)
December 2014 - February 2015 Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)
February 2015 - June 2016 Charlotte Hornets (NBA)
July 2016 - September 2017 Memphis Grizzlies (NBA)
September 2017 - present Phoenix Suns (NBA)
From blog:

   2017 NBA Manifesto

Troy Daniels
SG, 6’4, 205lbs, 25 years old, 4 years of experience

Daniels has two attributes; a good three-point shot, and an unabashed confidence. The latter of these two is only sometimes an attribute. Serving as pretty much the total and complete opposite of the man he backs up, Daniels casts up the shots and does pretty much nothing else. A distinctly poor defender, undersized and not very athletic, Daniels is a liability on that end, and also not one to handle the ball at all, despite being a guard. His value comes from the volume of his shots, then. Might as well keep putting them up. But remembering to up-fake and drive close-outs would also be a good move. And remembering to cut rather than just standing there would also help.

Player Plan: Two years and circa. $6.67 million left, both guaranteed. With the new CBA, this won’t be much above his minimum salary, which seems fair.

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   2014 Summer League rosters - Houston

Troy Daniels - Houston signed Daniels down the stretch of the season to a contract with a team option for 2014/15, and an actual team option for 2014/15, not an unguaranteed contract merely reported as one. They then declined it, which was expected considering their cap space aspirations, but they then extended Daniels a qualifying offer. Under the 2005 CBA, qualifying offers only had to be guaranteed for the same percentage of guarantee as the final season of the previous contract, but under the 2011 CBA, they have to be fully guaranteed regardless. So Daniels now has a $1,016,482 qualifying offer out to him that is fully guaranteed, that he can accept any time, that is his cap number, and that is twice the size of the $507,336 roster charge that Houston would have had had they declined the option and renounced his non-Bird rights. It is odd. If they wanted to retain him as a player, they could have exercised the option, had him enter the same restricted free agency next offseason and keep him dirt cheap in the interim, and while they could always rescind the QO if they needed to and maybe just extended it to keep his price competitively low should anyone come bidding, they could also have not taken the risk. It is odd, especially given Daniels's number of suitors. The Rockets will not have Bird rights on Daniels, remember, and will likely have to match with cap room or an exception, depending on the amount he signs for. Nevertheless, it is known what Daniels does - catches and shoots. And it works. And Houston seems to want him back. And that's all good. Although the predominance of shooting guards on this list might mean they are open to reason.

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   Deadline looms for these unguaranteed players

Houston - Patrick Beverley, Greg Smith and Ronnie Brewer: Despite the injury to Beverley and the lack of minutes for Smith, both are extremely good value at the minimum salary and are sure to stay. Brewer is in much greater danger - having played only 78 minutes all season, Brewer is not needed as a player, and, given the Rocket's predilection for roster turnover, they would no doubt much rather have the open roster spot to keep their options open. After all, they have some Rio Grande Valley Vipers to call up. (Troy Daniels, take note. Everyone else, take note of Troy Daniels.)

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   Unsigned guards looking to make mid-season NBA impact

Troy Daniels - Daniels is fifth in the D-League with 24.3 points per game, the leading scorer on a Rio Grande Valley Vipers team that is averaging a whopping 134.1 points per game thus far. He is almost exclusively a shooter, but with 93 three point attempts in only seven games, and a 47% success rate, this is nonetheless enticing. Even when he chucks - which he does - he hits enough to often merit it.

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