Report: Sixers Agree to Terms with K.J. McDaniels
According to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski, wingman K.J. McDaniels (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images) has signed a contract.
The contract is a 1 year, non-guaranteed contract with the 76ers, and will make him a restricted free agent next summer.
I speculated earlier this morning that the Sixers were likely trying to get McDaniels to agree to a contract similar to the one that Jerami Grant signed earlier this offseason, and similar to the ones Chandler Parsons, Jermaine Taylor, and Chase Budinger signed when Sam Hinkie was with the Rockets. The contract would essentially treat McDaniels like a late first round draft pick: his first two seasons would be guaranteed at a rate significantly higher than the minimum salary a second round pick typically gets, with seasons 3 and 4 as team options.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski, that's exactly what happened. However, rather than take the larger upfront guarantee, McDaniels bucked the trend of Sam Hinkie second round picks, instead betting that he will prove enough during his rookie season to garner a significantly higher salary next season as a restricted free agent.