According to a report in the Herald Sun (Australian site), Raptors second rounder DeAndre Daniels will be joining the Perth Wildcats. The report states:

Almost a year to the day after signing James Ennis, who has returned to the US to play with the Miami Heat, the Wildcats have pulled off a similar coup by landing Daniels.

“I’m going to Australia for four months, a long vacation, and I’m going back and will be with the Raptors,” Daniels was quoted as saying.

“I’m just going to go out there and not look at it as a negative, but look at it as a positive.

“I’m just going to go out there and get better.”

The 6’8″ Junior from UConn had a decent showing in the Vegas summer league (recent interview here). Daniels 10 points, 6.2 rebounds, and .4 steals while shooting 36% from the floor in the Vegas summer league. He also shot 26% from three, while taking 23 threes in the five games.

Here’s his Twitter.

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9 Responses to “Raptors Second Round Pick DeAndre Daniels to Play in Australia”

  1. good guy

    Great move. He’ll get plenty of playing time to develop his skills, unlike what he would have got playing in a higher level European league.

    • Matthew

      and thats assuming he got paid. Euro Leagues have a habit of recruiting big then having issues paying the guys.

  2. hotshot

    So if he is only going for 4 months and coming back then I’m assuming that is the time where Masai is going to pull a trade to make space for DeD?!

  3. Andrew Burong

    He will be playing for the Perth Wildcats in the NBL. It’s a similar deal to what James Ennis from the Miami Heat did last season. He came to Perth to mature after being drafted in the second round and came back the the USA and kicked butt in the NBA summer league and has been added to the rotation for the Miami Heat this season. Perth has a very good strength and conditioning program and are the current NBL champions

  4. hyperdouche

    As a long-standing/suffering Raptors fan who lives down under, this is the first time i’ve been excited about the NBL.



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