Lakers Sign Elite Shooter Troy Daniels
TheLos Angeles Lakers finally made a move in free agency, unfortunately it wasn’t the big one we’ve all been waiting for. While Kawhi Leonard waits to decide his next destination, the Lakers added to their roster by landing shooting guard Troy Daniels on a one-year, $2.1 million deal.
Daniels is an elite shooter from the wing who hit 38.1 percent of his 3-point attempts last season. He’s a bench piece but a solid one. The Lakers have planned to surround LeBron James and Anthony Davis with guys who can knock down shots, so Daniels fits that mold.
The 27-year-old VCU product is a 6’4″ shooting guard who spent the last two seasons with the Phoenix Suns. He is a career 40.0 percent shooter from beyond the arc and the Lakers were able to sign him cheaply.
This is as good a move as the Lakers could hope for until Leonard signs, since they can’t afford to eat up cap space.