Chandler Parsons wasn’t the only player whose low-cost team option the Rockets strangely declined in an attempt to re-sign him.
With his previously slated $816,482 2014-15 salary off the books, Daniels could have accepted a one-year, $1,016,482 guaranteed offer at any time.
Instead, he leveraged, a multi-season deal.
Free agent guard Troy Daniels has agreed to a two-year contract with the Houston Rockets, league sources told RealGM.Daniels’ deal with the Rockets is fully guaranteed on a minimum salary.
Daniels will make $816,482 this season and $947,276 the next – a total of $1,763,758 – so he comes out ahead in guaranteed salary. However, if he could get even a minimum contract next summer, he would have made more money by accepting the qualifying offer.
In 3-point shooting, Daniels has an excellent NBA skill. The rest of his game lags behind – to the point he might not see the court regularly enough to show off his outside shooting.
This deal seems like a fair compromise. Daniels gets security. The Rockets get a chance at an absolute bargain if the 23-year-old develops his all-around talent.