With three cuts to make before opening night, the Rockets likely will wait until Monday’s deadline to make their last couple moves, reports Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle. However, according to Feigen, the team is expected to waive undrafted rookie Troy Daniels by Saturday.
Daniels, 22, averaged 12.3 PPG and shot 40.3% on three-pointers in his final season at VCU, then joined Charlotte’s Summer League squad in July and eventually agreed to participate in camp with the club. After being released by the Bobcats earlier this month, Daniels found a temporary home with the Rockets, signing a camp deal last week.
The Rockets will be able to hang onto the D-League rights for three players they cut this month, and Daniels is a good bet to be one of those three, so it could just be a matter of time before we see him land with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.