McDaniels frustrated by the lack of playing time
|2014-11-21 12:01:57.0- -||
Former Clemson standout K.J. McDanielsK.J. McDaniels
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View Full ProfileK.J. McDaniels
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View Full Profile played 11 minutes in Wednesday's 101-90 loss to the Boston Celtics. McDaniels played well in the limited action going 3-3 with eight points, two rebounds and a block.
McDaniels appears to be frustrated with the lack of playing time and his team's NBA worst 0-11 record.
"It is frustrating," McDaniels told csnphilly.com. "But the minutes I do get, I have to go out and play as hard as I can. I can't determine the playing time, I just have to stay humble about it and keep grinding."
His coach Brett Brown understands the rookie's frustrations but knows that McDaniels is far from a finished product in the NBA.
"It is important we don't forget what [McDaniels] can do," Brown said. "He can stand still, catch and shoot it, and he can play defense, particularly weak side defense where he is a great shot blocker for his size. But growing him is going to require more skill-related things about passing and dribbling especially."
For the season, McDaniels is 8.5 points (46.7% shooting), 2.6 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and 0.9 assists per game.
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