Charlotte Hornets: Troy Daniels shines in scrimmage for Denver Nuggets

Denver Nuggets Troy Daniels. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
Denver Nuggets Troy Daniels. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) /

As the NBA started their scrimmages, one former Charlotte Hornets guard finished with a successful outing.

With scrimmages beginning, Charlotte Hornets fans have finally been able to watch some basketball. Hornets fans have been without basketball since March 11th and it finally feels good to see the league back in action.

One player who had a terrific outing was Troy Daniels for the Denver Nuggets. In the Nuggets’ first scrimmage against the Washington Wizards, Daniels was the team’s leading scorer. He finished the game with 22 points and six rebounds.

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Even though Daniels shined, the highlight of the game seemed to be the Nuggets’ “tall ball” that they started the game with. The Nuggets’ starting lineup for the game consisted of Nikola Jokic at PG, Jermai Grant at SG, Bol Bol at SF, Paul Milsap at PF, and Mason Plumlee at C.

With the mixture of this lineup and Daniels’ impressive scoring performance, the Nuggets were able to secure an 89-82 victory.

Moreover, Daniels did not start the season with the Nuggets. He played in 41 games for the Los Angeles Lakers before being waived. Prior to this scrimmage, Daniels had only played in one game for the Nuggets, where he only received forty-four seconds of court time.

Many Hornets fans will remember Daniels because of the few impressive outings that he had off the bench for Charlotte. He spent two seasons with the Hornets, averaging 5.9 points and 1.2 rebounds per game.

Daniels had a terrific shooting season for the Hornets during the 2015-16 season, where he shot 48% from three-point range. Even though his shooting glory was short-lived in Charlotte, Daniels continued his terrific shooting for the Memphis Grizzlies and Phoenix Suns.

Heading into future games, Charlotte Hornets fans could continue to see Troy Daniels play more minutes if he continues to play well for the Denver Nuggets. The Nuggets are expected to be in the playoffs, and this would be Daniels’ 4th time in the postseason.

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