Los Angeles Lakers: Player grades through All-Star break

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12. Troy Daniels

We continue to sift through the Lakers summer additions. Troy Daniels, like Cook, was brought in to help the spacing issues the Lakers had last year. Daniels was a career 40.1 percent 3-point shooter and has been known for being a shooter in his career.

His percentage has dipped this year as he is only at 36.1 percent this season on 2.8 attempts per game. He also hasn’t been a consistent part of the rotation. So in a way, he and Cook have taken the same trajectory here.

While his shooting has been average, his defense hasn’t been so great. So Cook gets the nod in terms of who has provided more. The difference is Daniels is on a veteran’s minimum contract.

With all that being said, he is more than likely going to end up buried on the bench as well when rotations shorten. The Lakers need guys that can create their own shot. They also have Danny Green and Avery Bradley to provide their spacing.

Daniels is a one-trick guy. If the Lakers need a quick spark he is someone they can look too for quick spurts of 3-point shooting. Other than that he’s just another player on the bench.

Grade: C-