Andrew Wiggins jumps higher. Jabari Parker is stronger. Zach LaVine is is more fluid. But there isn’t a superior all-around athlete in the rookie class to the Philadelphia 76ers’ K.J. McDaniels. Watch the 6-6 high-flier sky for an emphatic put-back slam while knocking down the Dallas Mavericks’ Brandan Wright in the process.
McDaniels notched career-highs with 21 points and 13 rebounds in his team’s narrow loss to the Dirk-less Mavericks. There’s this, too:
K.J. McDaniels had 9 offensive rebounds & 2 blocks tonight. He's the 1st perimeter player since Dominique Wilkins in 1991 to do that.
— Max Rappaport (@MaxRappaport) November 30, 2014
Not bad for a second-round pick.
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