The Philadelphia 76ers traded McDaniels to the Rockets at the 2014 trade deadline in exchange for point guard Isaiah Canaan.
The No. 32 pick in the 2014 NBA draft, McDaniels averaged 9.2 points over 56 games with the 76ers during the 2014–2015 season. He played in just 10 games for the Rockets last year and scored a combined 11 points.
“I feel great,” McDaniels told the Houston Chronicle on Sunday.
“It’s about time we got it done and I’m just happy to be a part of such a great organization. I felt like this was the right place for me because I’m loyal to the team. I have a great relationship with the players on the team. The city was great to me. I love the organization. I love the history behind the Rockets and the greats that played there. It’s just a blessing.”
McDaniels’s signing ensures that the Rockets will have six first or second-year players on their roster.