The Greensboro Swarm, the NBA G League affiliate of the Charlotte Hornets, announced today that the team has added KJ McDaniels to its roster via returning rights. The Swarm acquired McDaniels in a trade with the Oklahoma City Blue (Oklahoma City Thunder affiliate) on February 21.
McDaniels, 27, most recently (2018-19) played for TNT KaTropa in the Philippine Basketball Association. He averaged 35.0 points, 13.5 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 3.4 blocks and 1.4 steals in 46.2 minutes per game.
McDaniels was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in the second round of the 2014 NBA Draft out of Clemson University. Since then, the Birmingham, Alabama, native has played for the 76ers (2014-15), Houston Rockets (2015-17) and Brooklyn Nets (2017). He has G League experience with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers (Houston Rockets affiliate, 2015-16), Grand Rapids Drive (Detroit Pistons affiliate, 2017-18) and Oklahoma City Blue (2018-19).
The trade with the Blue saw the Swarm acquire McDaniels for the returning rights to Zach Smith and the Stockton Kings’ (Sacramento Kings affiliate) first-round pick in the 2020 NBA G League Draft.
McDaniels will wear No. 14 for the Swarm.