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K.J. McDaniels may only be 6’6”, but he measured out at the draft combine with a 6’11.25” wingspan, per DraftExpress. Last season he averaged 1.4 steals and 3.4 blocks, and a big part of that is his athleticism and impressive wingspan.
Toronto’s head coach, Dwane Casey, loves players who will get at it on the defensive end, so McDaniels could be a great fit for Toronto. Plus, the playoff series against Brooklyn exposed Toronto’s need for a bigger wing defender because Terrence Ross (6'6" 195 lbs) and DeMar DeRozan (6'7", 216 lbs) don’t have the size to battle against bigger players like Paul Pierce (6'7", 235 lbs) or Joe Johnson (6'7", 240 lbs).
Last season McDaniels showed he can score when needed by averaging 17.1 points per game while shooting 45.9 percent from the floor.
Clemson played a slower pace last season, so when you look at McDaniels' stats per 40 minutes, per DraftExpress, he averaged 22.0 points per game. If he played on a team like Toronto that likes to push the ball and score in transition, McDaniels could become a nice complementary scorer to DeRozan, Lowry and Jonas Valanciunas.