The Los Angeles Lakers have signed shooting guard Troy Daniels to a one-year, $2.1 million veteran’s minimum deal this offseason. Daniels has revealed his motives for joining the Lakers and why he’s fit for this team:
Per HoopsHype: “It was a hectic time, for sure. Kawhi Leonard was kind of holding up free agency because a lot of teams wanted to hold onto their salary-cap room to give it all to him because they thought they had a real shot at getting him. It kind of sucked for me. Around that time, I knew my market wasn’t that big, but I figured I could probably make $3 million or $4 million for the upcoming season. The Lakers, Thunder, Warriors and a couple other teams were interested – a lot of teams obviously need elite shooters. I knew those teams were interested.
The Lakers were the first to come with an offer. It was a vet minimum deal, but it was almost a no-brainer. They’re trying to build a championship team for this season and opportunities like that don’t come along very often. I felt like it was the best decision for my career. You can make a big name for yourself by playing well on the big stages, as I did in my rookie year. If I get another opportunity like that, I just have to take advantage of it,” Daniels said.
This past season, the 28-year-old averaged 6.2 points, 1.4 assists and 0.5 rebounds per game.