He was sixth in the league in scoring at 17.6 points per game, shot 48.8 percent from the field, puled off 8.1 rebounds per game and had more assists (2.9) than turnovers (2.5) each game.
"My year went well. Right now I am already working out again and working on the individual parts of my game to prepare for summer league play. I don't really know which team I will play for since the (NBA) season is still going on, but I know I want to show people I have improved," Daniels said.
The former Kentucky standout has joined seniors Patrick Sparks, Brandon Stockton and Preston LeMaster on their barnstorming tour to help stay in shape. "It wasn't too hard for them to get me to play. They needed guys because they are a little short-handed without Ravi (Moss). But I like to get out and have fun. Fans don't get to see us that much, so I enjoy letting them watch me play," he said.
Daniels has said two seasons of professional basketball actually were easier than his years at Kentucky. "In college, you practice a lot more and a lot harder. Now I just mainly play games. Plus, you have to go to class and keep up in college," he said. "The hard thing now is the travel. You are on the road a lot, sometimes for several weeks. You have to learn to eat right and get your rest."
Daniels says he still needs more consistency and better ballhandling skills if he wants to stick with a NBA team next year. "I was in position to handle the ball more last year, but I have to keep working on the little parts of my game," he said. "There's a big talent difference between the NBA and the other league. Guys up there (in the NBA) are getting millions of dollars to play. In the minor leagues, you don't get that much. I've got to work hard to get with those guys at the top because they are talented and really know how to play the game of basketball.
"I have trimmed down a little bit on my fat and toned my body up. You have to stay in shape year round to play at the top level. I am pretty proud that I am still getting paid to play a game I love, but I really want to find a way to get to the NBA and stay."