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McDaniels has yet to secure a starting spot with the Sixers, but it is only a matter of time. In the meantime, he is embracing the opportunity in front of him. “I’m just trying to come out and compete hard every day,” McDaniels said when asked of his role. “I’m just trying to learn as much as possible and keep my motor going.” Philadelphia Inquirer

October 1, 2014 Updates

Philadelphia's K.J. McDaniels, the 32nd overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft, made a bold decision on his rookie contract, agreeing to a one-year, non-guaranteed tender that could make him a restricted free agent next July. Yahoo! Sports

McDaniels’ agent, Mark Bartelstein, wouldn't accept the 76ers’ structure of two guaranteed contract seasons that included two non-guaranteed seasons in years three and four of the deal. The 76ers have had success using these contracts to control young players’ service and flipping the non-guaranteed seasons into valuable trade chips. Yahoo! Sports

McDaniels was not present Tuesday for the opening day of training camp at Richard Stockton College. As of Tuesday afternoon, he had yet to sign his contract. The Sixers expect him to sign it in the near future. "It's just a situation that comes up, and [general manager] Sam [Hinkie] is handling it," coach Brett Brown said. "I trust Sam will handle it the way we need to as a club. Philadelphia Inquirer

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