The Toronto Raptors have renounced the rights to their 37th pick from the 2014 draft, DeAndre Daniels.
The @Raptors have renounced their rights to forward DeAndre Daniels. He was selected 37th overall by the Raptors in 2014.
— RaptorsMR (@RaptorsMR) June 9, 2017
Daniels had stints in Australia and, most recently, Italy, but struggled to crack the Raptors 905 rotation. Injuries have plagued his career, as our very own Blake Murphy detailed a couple of weeks ago.
This move makes sense, since he was unlikely to earn one of the two two-way contracts that can be earned per the new CBA. Both the player and the franchise can now move on, but for those of you that want to wonder “what if,” Nikola Jokic was picked 41st, Dwight Powell 45th, and Jordan Clarkson 46th that year. Hindsight is wonderful.
Bruno Caboclo was Toronto’s other pick that year, so you know, no pressure.