There is a chance that Troy Daniels is traded before or during the season, a mistake on the Suns’ part because of the value from the outside that he brings.
Troy Daniels is the most consistent 3-point shooter on the roster, draining 40.0% from beyond the arc last season and averaging over 40% for his career. As a backup shooting guard, Daniels’ outside shooting allows the team to continue to play offense even when the starters are off the court, a position he thrives in.
Granted Devin Booker missed 24 games, but Daniels drained 183 3-pointers last season, all but 46 coming off of the bench. That kind of shooting is exactly what the league is running on right now and players like Daniels are hot commodities.
Keeping Daniels and letting him continue to come off the bench to drain 3’s is especially advantageous for Phoenix with Ariza and Booker in the starting lineup. Keeping at least two of those three on the court at all times will make the team’s offense especially potent.
My bold prediction is that not only is Daniels going to shoot at a 40% clip from 3 again this coming season, but with the expectation that Igor’s offense being more uptempo then recent head coaches, he is going to set a personal high in 3’s this season draining over 200 (last season’s 183 was also a personal best).
Here is the kicker though: between himself, Ariza, and Booker, if two out of those three make at least 200 3’s this in 2018-19, it will be the first time in franchise history that two players have broken that plateau in the same year.