D-Mo and McDaniels Recalled
- Updated: February 1, 2016
Captain Hook and the underutilized block artist are coming back to Houston.
Roster Update: Rockets Recall K.J. McDaniels and Donatas Motiejunas from @RGVVipers.
— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) February 1, 2016
McDaniels was sent down Saturday, Jan. 23rd after getting multiple DNP-Coach’s Decisions. The Sophomore wing has had great difficulty finding minutes with the Rockets. This season, McDaniels has appeared in 15 games but played just 59 minutes. There’s little chance he sees the court barring a blowout, but he’ll be back on the bench for now.
The bigger news, though, is Donatas Motiejunas’ return to the team. The 7-footer had spent a week with the Vipers rehabbing from a back injury that has sidelined him since December. The Rockets need any offensive help they can get, so D-Mo’s interior offense is much welcomed. More than likely, Bickerstaff will ease Motiejunas back into the fold, so watch his minutes in the week before the All Star Break. I doubt he’s fully unleashed until after the break.
-Bradley Maddox @MaddoxOnSports