Daniels joins Olimpia Milano
Former NBA player Troy Daniels is now set to join Olimpia Milano for the 2021-22 season. The guard last played for the Denver Nuggets and aims to make an impact on the team. Milan hopes to make another run at the Final Four after falling short in the 2021 Playoffs.
Daniels comes in as a guard who has a keen eye for threes in the game. The team wanted a guy who could both shoot the three and make some key buckets down the stretch. Daniels should be able to fit in right away for the team.
The guard is known for his big three in the 2014 Playoffs for the Houston Rockets as they went on to beat the Portland Trail Blazers. He also scored 22 points in one quarter alone when he still played for the Memphis Grizzlies.
Milan GM Christos Stavropoulos said that the team needed one guard who could bring the best of his game on the run.
‘We wanted Troy because he’s strongly motivated, can fit well in our family and has the skills we were looking for in a shooting guard’, the GM said.
Daniels spent the 2013-14 run with the Rio Grande Vipers and had 21.5 points per game. He played for teams such as Houston, Memphis, Charlotte Hornets, Phoenix Suns, and the Los Angeles Lakers before he was sent to Denver.
The guard ended his run in the NBA with 339 games played and 2,232 points. He also shot 39.5% from three in his career so far. Daniels said he is glad to have the chance to play for a team like Milan.
Daniels said that he will do what he can to help the team win a title. He is keen to play for the team and learn the culture. The season will also be a much bigger one as fans are now slated to get back to the arenas.
Milan has added a lot of pieces in the offseason so far. There is a lot to expect from the team at this point as they aim to win more games down the stretch and get back to the Final Four. Who knows, maybe Daniels is the missing piece they need.
Words: Paul Daniel Flores