K.J. McDaniels fractures wrist, likely out for postseason, source says

ByCalvin Watkins via ESPN logo
Friday, April 17, 2015

Houston Rockets rookie guard K.J. McDaniels fractured his left wrist in the regular-season finale against the Utah Jazz on Wednesday and most likely is lost for the postseason, a source confirmed to ESPN.com.

McDaniels walked past reporters wearing a sling Thursday.

If lost long term, he will become the third Rockets player to miss the postseason due to injury, joining starting guard Patrick Beverley (wrist) and power forward Donatas Motiejunas (back).

While McDaniels wasn't expected to see much -- if any -- playing time in the postseason, it creates depth issues in the backcourt.

Jason Terry will start at point guard for the Rockets in Saturday's Game 1 against the Mavericks and will be backed up by Pablo Prigioni. Rookie Nick Johnson can also play point guard should something happen to Terry or Prigioni.

McDaniels, who averaged 7.9 points per game, was acquired in a trade with the Philadelphia 76ers for Isaiah Canaan and a 2015 second-round pick. The pick is actually the Nuggets' second-rounder that the Rockets have obtained.