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Articles tagged: Troy Daniels

Evan Fournier, Troy Daniels give us early glimpse of NBA Bubble life

Evan Fournier

NBA teams are arriving in Orlando to enter the “bubble” in Disney World, where the 2020 season will be resumed. A few players have already given us a glimpse of what life will be like inside the bubble.

Troy Daniels, a guard with the Denver Nuggets, shared photos of what his first meal looked like. His photo only shows the appetizer portion of the menu for that meal.

The meal was mocked online, but Marc Stein reminds us that the meals change after quarantines are completed upon arriving in Orlando.

Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier gave a tour of his hotel room at Disney World.

The Magic are staying at the Grand Floridian hotel.

Those part of the NBA “bubble” are expected to adhere to strict rules in order to avoid compromising the bubble and exposing people to the coronavirus.

Troy Daniels will sign with Nuggets after Lakers release

Troy Daniels already appears to have a new home after securing his release from the Los Angeles Lakers.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Daniels is finalizing a deal with the Denver Nuggets now that he has been released by the Lakers.

Daniels is a 39.7 percent shooter from three-point range, so he’ll help the Nuggets there. Unfortunately for him, it doesn’t look like he’ll have a particularly big role. Denver has plenty of guards, and Daniels probably slots in toward the end of the bench as an emergency or blowout option, much like Jordan McRae did in his brief stint with the Nuggets.

Ranking the 10 best pure shooters in the NBA

Klay Thompson

There is one bit of ecletic wisdom that has truly stuck with me over the years. Perhaps it is from the Bible. Perhaps it is advice that was given to me by my fifth-grade teacher. Or perhaps I once saw it tattooed on Nick Young’s left arm. In any case however, it is an adage that has helped guide me through times of uncertainty, self-doubt, and offensive stagnancy alike, and it is this: [clears throat for dramatic emphasis] … shooters shoot. Yes, this is the foundational principle upon which I choose to live my life, and here are the NBA players who best embody it in its purest and most unadulterated form.

*Stats courtesy of NBA.com and Basketball Reference*

10. Jodie Meeks, SG, Washington Wizards

The veteran sharpshooter missed 125 games over the past two seasons due to injury, but let’s not forget what he’s capable of when healthy. Whether he’s hedgehogging around screens or springing free for spot-up opportunities, Meeks changes the geometry of the court as defenses contort to cover him. His reputation has been well-earned. A 2013-14 season where he netted 2.1 treys a night for the LA Lakers on 40.1 percent shooting offered a window into his upside, and it’s only a matter of time before he recovers his pre-injury form now that he is playing with a world-class creator like John Wall in Washington. Blessed is the Meeks, for he shall inherit the earth.

9. Joe Ingles, SF, Utah Jazz

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Mo Williams gets into it with Troy Daniels after Game 4 (Video)

Mo Williams Troy DanielsMo Williams, perhaps empowered by a big 3-pointer he made in the final seconds of regulation to put Portland up by 1 against Houston on Sunday, got into it with Rockets rookie Troy Daniels after the Blazers’ 123-120 win in overtime of Game 4.

Williams could be seen walking up to Daniels after the game ended and getting close enough to the point that he bumped Troy on the shoulder. He obviously said something to Daniels, because the youngster said something back.

A smiling Williams was pulled away by his teammates.

Williams needs to keep himself in check. Sure, he made a big 3-pointer with 18 seconds left, but he was only 3-of-11 and 1-of-6 on threes in the game. Daniels had 17 points in 21 minutes, including a 4-of-5 performance from long range. He also made three clutch free throws in overtime.

If Daniels wants to get revenge on Williams, he should have just reminded Mo of how he choked in the 2009 Eastern Conference finals with the Cavs, allowing Dwight’s Magic to beat Cleveland.