Dyson Daniels: NBA Draft Odds, Pick Projection, Stats & Highlights

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Colton Pool @CPoolReporter Jun 21, 2022, 7:06 AM

When the ball bounced directly to Dyson Daniels, his ensuing shot appeared easy and natural.

The moment was far from simple. Daniels, an NBA G League Ignite guard with +50000 NBA odds to be selected first overall, was tasked with lifting his team in a clutch situation.

Ignite was tied with Salt Lake City with less than 30 seconds left in overtime. When a potentially game-changing shot was blocked, it went to Daniels.

He was ready. 

He rose up and attempted a 3-pointer from the left wing. It was precise. With less than 15 seconds left, Ignite was in control.

Daniels has shown he can shine under immense pressure.

 

Dyson Daniels Draft Odds

Daniels is tied for the 12th-best NBA Draft odds to be selected first overall at +50000Jabari Smith of Auburn is first at -155, while Gonzaga’s Chet Holmgren is second at +115 and Duke’s Paolo Banchero is third at +1500.

The Orlando Magic have the first overall pick after going 22-60 a year ago. The Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets pick second and third, respectively.

NamePositionTeam1st Pick Odds (6/22)
Jabari Smith Jr.FAuburn-300
Paolo BancheroFDuke+275
Chet HolmgrenCGonzaga+400
Shaedon SharpeGKentucky+10000
Jaden IveyGPurdue+20000
Keegan MurrayFIowa+25000
AJ GriffinFDuke+25000
Johnny DavisGWisconsin+25000
Jalen DurenCMemphis+25000
Bennedict MathurinGArizona+25000
Ochai AgbajiGKansas+25000
TyTy WashingtonGKentucky+50000
Dyson DanielsGNBA G League Ignite+50000
MarJon BeauchampGNBA G League Ignite+50000
Tari EasonFLSU+50000
Jaden HardyGNBA G League Ignite+50000
Nikola JovicFMega Mozzart (Serbia)+50000
Blake WesleyGNotre Dame+50000

Dyson Daniels Draft Pick Projection

Daniels could help the San Antonio Spurs if he is taken with the No. 9 overall pick.

Despite picking so high in the draft, the Spurs qualified for the postseason play-in tournament after going 34-48 overall. They were 17th in offensive rating, 16th in defensive rating, 17th in net rating and 13th in player impact estimate last season.

Dejounte Murray paced San Antonio with 21.1 points, 9.2 assists and two steals per game at point guard. No one other than Keldon Johnson averaged more than 15 points per game. Derrick White was third in scoring average, but he was sent to the Boston Celtics this season.

Daniels has enough positional flexibility to fit in with the Spurs’ backcourt. Plus, legendary head coach Gregg Popovich should help him develop.

 

Dyson Daniels Stats

Rather than play collegiately, Daniels joined the NBA G League’s Ignite team a season ago after participating in several top-notch international tournaments and competitions. 

On the year, he averaged 11.3 points on 45% shooting while making 26% of his 3-point attempts and 74% of his free throws, according to Basketball Reference. He added 6.2 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 1.9 steals and 0.7 blocks per contest.

Daniels, a 6-foot-6, 199-pound guard from Australia, went to the G League after competing in the NBA Global Academy. He played in the FIBA U19 World Cup for his country and totaled 14 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.6 assists in seven games.

 

Dyson Daniels Draft Profile

Quickness is a common theme in Daniels’ game.

His first step on drives can probably help him go past NBA defenders like it did in the G League. This helps him reach the rim for dunks or in transition.

When he does drive, his floater is consistent. But while he can thrive under pressure and has a fast release, his outside shot could connect more consistently as proven by his percentages in the G League.

Daniels is a smart passer. He anticipates well in fast breaks. He can find teammates on cuts to the hoop or when he’s double-teamed, as he can deliver the ball from many angles.

It’s clear Daniels relishes blocking shots, and his explosiveness helps him dunk on putbacks on the other end. Moreover, he’s a defender capable of limiting opponents at multiple positions.

However, he does cough up turnovers that he shouldn’t. If he hopes to succeed in the NBA, this will likely need to improve.

But overall, Daniels should have a bright future ahead of him.

NBA Draft Betting at BetMGM

NBA Draft betting is available at BetMGM!

The end of the season doesn’t mean the end of NBA betting at the sportsbook; you can bet on draft odds each year, including odds for the No. 1 overall pick before Adam Silver makes the announcement.

And shortly after the draft is over, you can view odds for next year’s draft, along with other basketball betting opportunities across the NBA and other leagues. From live betting and parlays to spreads and over/unders, there’s something for everyone at BetMGM.

 

 

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Colton Pool

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Colton Pool is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM living in Bozeman, Montana, focusing on the NFL and NBA. Previously, he covered Montana State football at the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and worked at newspapers in his home state of North Dakota. He graduated from North Dakota State in 2015.

Colton Pool is a Web Content Writer for BetMGM living in Bozeman, Montana, focusing on the NFL and NBA. Previously, he covered Montana State football at the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and worked at newspapers in his home state of North Dakota. He graduated from North Dakota State in 2015.