Report: Rockets trade for K.J. McDaniels from Sixers, Pablo Prigioni from Knicks


Just under the wire of the trade deadline, Daryl Morey has made moves to add two role players, according to Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The Rockets have reportedly acquired rookie forward K.J. McDaniels from the Sixers:

And backup point guard Pablo Prigioni from the Knicks:

The Prigioni move is pretty minor for Houston, but it saves the Knicks some money. The 37-year-old Argentine point guard has a $290,000 guarantee on his contract for next season, while Shved comes off the books.

McDaniels is a much more intriguing piece for the Rockets, an athletic wing who plays both sides of the ball. It makes sense that he was on Houston’s radar since Philly’s GM, Sam Hinkie, is a Morey disciple and they’ve generally taken the same asset-based approach to team-building.

McDaniels will most likely come off the bench behind Trevor Ariza at small forward. He’s not a great shooter, but he can score in transition and is a solid defender. The Rockets didn’t give up much, so it’s a worthwhile look at an intriguing young talent who will be a restricted free agent this summer.

The Sixers got more picks, because that’s what the Sixers do.