VIDEO: Sixers Forward Jalen McDaniels Discusses Becoming A 76er
Joining a new team is tough. Joining a morning show can be tough too! Jalen McDaniels has had to do both in the last 2 weeks. The 25 year old forward joined the John Kincade Show for “Open House Week” on Wednesday where he joined John Kincade, Bob Cooney, Tyrone Johnson (From the Best Show Ever?) and Pat Egan.
Jalen was the Sixers trade deadline acquisition that saw the team ship off popular forward Matisse Thybulle in a 3 team trade that netted Doc Rivers and company the versatile McDaniels. One of the things that most fans dont understand is what happens to a player WHEN they are traded. For McDaniels, he went from a non-contender (Charlotte Hornets) to a contender in the 76ers. That seemed to excite him.
“You start thinking about the opportunity.” McDaniels told the guys. “Playing with guys like Joel Embiid and James Harden and PJ Tucker….I grew up watching those guys. To see them everyday…its crazy.”
McDaniels seemed excited to join the 76ers but didnt shy away from the fact that for a player traded midseason, the grind can be real. He discussed the upcoming road trip that the Sixers will be on which sees them play 5 games in a 7 day span, including back to backs.
“When I was in Charlotte we did that already, so to get traded and see that coming up on the schedule it was like ‘man…'”
Jalen was great, talking about getting acclimated to new teammates, what Sixers fans can expect from his as a player, and what he looks for in a fan base. Check out the full interview below and tune in for the rest of “Open House Week” as more Sixers guests are sure to stop by!
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