Raptors 905 acquire forwards Daniels, Smith

DeAndre Daniels (John Locher/AP)

Toronto Raptors NBA Development League affiliate Raptors 905 have acquired forwards DeAndre Daniels and Greg Smith.

Daniels, 23, should be a familiar name to Raptors fans as he was taken in the second round, 37th overall, in the 2014 NBA draft by Toronto but has yet to play an NBA game.

Last season he played for the Perth Wildcats of the NBL in Australia where he averaged 14.8 points and 7.7 rebounds per game on 39.6 per cent shooting (34.1 per cent from deep) in 30 games played.

Coming into this season, he had hopes of joining the Raptors but suffered a Jones fracture in his right foot in July that kept him out of Summer League play.

The 905 were able to add the six-foot-nine Daniels to their roster since the Raptors own his draft rights.

Daniels comes with great pedigree as a key member of the 2014 NCAA champion University of Connecticut Huskies, averaging 16 points and 7.2 rebounds per game on 48.7 per cent shooting in the tournament, including a 20-point, 10-rebound performance in the national semi-final against No. 1 seed Florida.

Smith joins the 905 as a former D-League all-star and All-NBA D-League first team member in 2012 when he was a member of the Houston Rockets affiliate Rio Grande Valley Vipers.

Since that season, the 24-year-old has bounced around with various NBA clubs, but unable to stick, with the most recent gig being with the Dallas Mavericks.

The six-foot-10 forward has been a free agent since the summer of last year and he was likely picked up by off waivers.

Raptors 905 next play Thursday against the Sioux Falls Skyforce as part of the NBA D-League Showcase, a four-day event that will see the 905 play two games where player personnel executive from all 30 NBA teams will be in attendance to see what the D-League has to offer.

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