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Report: 76ers trade forward K.J. McDaniels to Houston Rockets

The 76ers have sent rookie forward K.J. McDaniels to Houston in exchange for guard Isaiah Canaan and a second-round pick, according to reports.

The Philadelphia 76ers have traded small forward K.J. McDaniels to the Houston Rockets in exchange for point guard Isaiah Canaan and a second-round draft pick, Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Thursday afternoon.

McDaniels, in his first year in the league, has averaged 9.2 points, 1.3 assists and 3.8 rebounds in 25.4 minutes per game in 52 games for Philadelphia.

In three years at Clemson, McDaniels started 61 of his 94 games, averaging 11 points and 4.8 rebounds in 24.3 minutes per game.'s NBA trade deadline tracker

Canaan, a second-year guard, has spent both of his NBA seasons with Houston. The 23-year-old has averaged 5.4 points, 1.1 assists and 1.2 rebounds in 47 games for the Rockets, including nine starts this season.

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McDaniels will likely back up Houston forward Trevor Ariza. Houston is 36-17 this season and 21-12 in the Western Conference. The Rockets are in fourth place in the West and second to the Memphis Grizzlies in the Southwest division.

Houston has already acquired guard Pablo Prigioni from the Knicks. The 76ers have also acquired center JaVale McGee and a first-round pick from the Denver Nuggets as well as the Lakers' top-five protected pick from the Suns. 

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Philadelphia is 12-41 this season and one spot out of last place in the Eastern Conference.

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