Troy Daniels traded to Minnesota

Former VCU shooting guard Troy Daniels has been traded from the Houston Rockets to the Minnesota TImberwolves.

Former VCU sharpshooter and Houston Rocket Troy Daniels has been traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Daniels set the single-season 3-point record at VCU with 94 in 2012 before draining 124 during his senior campaign in 2013.

After graduation he joined the Rio Grand Valley Vipers and set the NBA D-League record for 3-pointers as part of the Rockets’ offensive experiment in the farm system. He was called up before the playoffs and hit a game-winning 3-pointer in game 3 before going off for 17 points in game 4.

His shooting percentage has plummeted this season and his opportunities have been limited, but he hit 3-of-4 3-pointers last night. The Timberwolves (5-19) are dead last in the stacked Western Conference, but the move is huge for fans of watching Daniels launch bombs. Daniels has a marketable skill and the move should give him an opportunity to use it more than in Houston.

Houston wanted a veteran in Corey Brewer. Minnesota wanted a prospect with upside in Troy Daniels. The trade is a win for both teams and fans of the Rams who want something to tune into late at night after a VCU victory.

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