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DeAndre Daniels will be the latest NBA draftee to play with the Perth Wildcats after yesterday confirming he was Australia-bound. Almost a year to the day after signing James Ennis, who has returned to the US to play with the Miami Heat, the Wildcats have pulled off a similar coup by landing Daniels. Melbourne Herald-Sun
The Raptors will have a trio of rookies on the 15-man roster this season, but as expected, DeAndre Daniels likely will not be one of them. Facing a full roster, the Raptors and Daniels’ representative had been searching for a landing spot where the former Connecticut forward could find meaningful time to better prepare himself for the NBA a year from now. While Europe was originally the expected landing spot, reports out of Australia on Thursday indicated that Perth was the likely destination and the Raptors confirmed that while no contract has yet been signed, there is a good bet that comes to pass and the team is fine with it. Toronto Sun
Second-round selection DeAndre Daniels, a combo forward who helped lead Connecticut to an NCAA championship in April, also is in the mix and currently is in Los Angeles working out with Caboclo, DeRozan and Johnson, but Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri has indicated Daniels will be stashed in Europe for a year to get some much-needed playing time. Toronto Sun
Michael Scotto: Sources: Detroit Pistons will bring in DeAndre Daniels (UCONN) and Mike Moser (Oregon) for a workout on Wednesday, June 25. #NBADraft Twitter @MikeAScotto
Aaron Falk: UConn's DeAndre Daniels just finished his workout with the Jazz. Didn't know his title-game opponent Julius Randle was also in SLC today. Twitter @tribjazz
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