The Lakers wanted Troy Daniels.
The 28-year-old guard told reporters he received calls from Los Angeles general manager Rob Pelinka and Anthony Davis while he was a free agent this summer. He went on to sign a one-year, $2.1 million contract with the team.
"I love being on those type platforms, hitting game-winners in the playoffs and those atmospheres and stuff like that," Daniels said, via the Southern California News Group. "It's just unbelievable. And as a player in the NBA, you want to be in those situations. It's one thing to be in the NBA, it's another thing to actually play for a championship and I'm just fortunate enough to be on this team."
The Lakers revamped their roster this offseason when they acquired Davis in a trade with the Pelicans to pair with LeBron James. Daniels, a career 40% 3-point shooter, said he's excited to play with the two stars.