It hasn’t even been a full year since Troy Daniels was called up from the NBA D-League’s Rio Grande Valley Vipers to the NBA’s Houston Rockets, yet the former VCU sharpshooter has already collected his third NBA jersey.
Daniels was called up last February where he immediately hit a game-winning shot for the Rockets in a playoff road contest, his instant success earning him a multi-year contract.
Shortly after the start of this season however Daniels was shipped to Minnesota for a few months with the Timberwolves before quickly finding his way back to the East Coast and just three hours south of hometown Roanoke.
Oddly enough, Daniels’ travel partner is Mo Williams, the same Mo Williams who started a brief feud with the VCU grad during that first round series between the Blazers and Rockets. The two were reunited in Minnesota then traded for former Towson grad, Gary Neal, who Ram fans will remember during VCU’s time in the CAA — Neal dropped 33 points on the Rams in his last appearance at the Siegel Center — cash considerations and Miami’s 2019 second-round draft pick.
Daniels had previous spent time with the Hornets during their 2013 training camp.
Troy was averaging 2.8 points in his 8.1 minutes of action with the Timberwolves, a slight bump from this year’s work in Houston but down from 8.4 points per game in his 15 minutes per contest he finished last season with.
Daniels owns the VCU single-season three-point record at 124 made during his senior season with the Rams. His 11 makes against ETSU that season are both single-game VCU and Atlantic 10 records.