Chris Daniels, who played last season with Yi Jianlian and Emmanuel Mudiay in the Chinese Basketball Association, has been signed to a training camp contract, giving the Nets the maximum 20 roster spots. Daniels will be the eight player with a non- or partially guaranteed deal, most in the NBA.
Daniels, who the Nets list at 6'9" but who his Chinese team said is a 7-footer, has had a journeyman's career since graduating Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in 2008. He's 29 years old. He played with Guangdong last season in the CBA.
In his seven-year pro career, Daniels has competed in South Korea, Puerto Rico, China, Jordan and Lebanon, as well as the NBA D-League. Daniels played in 33 games, averaging 12.6 points and 7.7 rebounds in the Southern Tigers front court with Yi. He shot 67.5 percent from two and 41.7 percent from three during the season.
He had a short stint with the Lakers in 2011. He's played for both the Rio Grande Vipers and Erie Bayhawks in the D-League and had summer league gigs over the years with the Rockets, Pacers and Raptors.