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Should the Nuggets go the shooting-guard route in the first round, their next move should be finding a sixth man, preferably at small forward.
Gallinari and Wilson Chandler have both suffered numerous injuries in their young careers, and unless Quincy Miller improves at an incredibly exceptional rate, the Nuggets need someone who can play on both ends of the floor off the bench.
DeAndre Daniels emerged when the Connecticut Huskies went on to win last season's national championship. He posted 16 points and 7.2 rebounds during March Madness games last season.
With his athleticism, 6'9" frame and shooting range, Daniels is tough to deal with. He's also an outstanding rebounder for someone who can play at the 3.
Furthermore, Daniels can play in the post, either squaring up to the basket or with his back to the rim. He can knock it down from distance (41.7 percent from three last season) and is particularly successful in spot-up situations, which makes him a pick-and-pop candidate with Lawson.
His offensive weakness is that he doesn't have the ball-handling skills you want in a small forward. At the same time, they're average, not atrocious.
Defensively, he's not the most physical, isn't that strong and he won't have a chance against the elite wing players instantly. But with his length, ability to force turnovers and run the floor, he could turn into a nice fit off the bench if he bulks up a bit.
In terms of style of play, Daniels is a combination of Chandler and Darrell Arthur.
He does have some developing to do, but Daniels isn't a huge project like some second-round picks can be. His ceiling is fairly high, and he does have starting potential.