KJ McDaniels signs new three year deal with Houston Rockets

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The Houston Rockets were having a fairly quiet off-season, all in all, with their only signings being Corey Brewer and Patrick Beverley agreeing to new deals.

Double Deal

That all changed at the weekend however, with the news that the Rockets had agreed to a big trade that saw them land point guard Ty Lawson from the Denver Nuggets in exchange for  Kostas Papanikolaou, Pablo Prigioni, Joey Dorsey, Nick Johnson and a lottery-protected 2016 first-round draft pick.

The fun for Rockets fans hasn't stopped there however, with the news of a new re-signing being reported today.


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K.J. Staying

According to a report from Mark Berman, a sports director at Fox 26 in Houston, the Rockets have signed former Philadelphia 76ers man K.J McDaniels to a new deal.

"Agent Jason Martin confirms K.J. McDaniels reached agreement w/ #Rockets. According to NBA sources deal is for 3 years/$10 million. No option," he tweeted out.

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McDaniels played in just 10 games for the Rockets last season after being acquired from the 76ers as part of a trade, but was deemed valuable enough to warrant a new deal.

The Rockets traded a 2015 second-round pick and Isaiah Canaan to the 76ers for McDaniels, who was a 2014 second-round draftee by Philadelphia. In 52 games with the 76ers, McDaniels averaged 9.2 points per game.

Pleased and Excited

"It's about time we got it done, and I'm just happy to be a part of such a great organization," McDaniels told the Houston Chronicle. "I felt like this was the right place for me because I'm loyal to the team.

“I feel like I bring a lot of energy, a lot of excitement to the game, being a good teammate,” McDaniels said. “I think I can bring a lot.”

In addition to McDaniels, starting point guard Beverley signed a four-year deal worth $23 million with $18 million guaranteed earlier this month while reserve forward Brewer signed a three-year deal worth $23.4 million contract last week.

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