Dyson Daniels

Dyson Daniels is an Australian NBA player. Discover everything about him, including his size, family, jersey, shoes, and salary.
Dyson Daniels

Biography of Dyson Daniels

Dyson Daniels is an Australian basketball player playing point guard in the NBA. He was born on March 17, 2003 in Bendigo, Australia. His height is 2m01. He plays for the New Orleans Pelicans.


Dyson Daniels’ father, Ricky Daniels, played basketball for NC State before starting a professional career. His mother, Brikitta Kool-Daniels, played volleyball. He also has two brothers: Kai Daniels and Dash Daniels. Kai, his elder brother, plays for Regis University in Denver. While Dash, his younger brother, looks set to follow a similar professional path.

Successive teams

Here’s the evolution of Dyson Daniels, from his beginnings to the present day.


Dyson Daniels started playing basketball at the age of 7. He played for the Bendigo Braves, his father’s team. He later joined the NBA Global Academy in Canberra, helping Victoria to a silver medal at the Australian Under-20 Championships in 2021.

Professional career

In June 2021, Daniels signed with the NBA G League Ignite development team, turning down offers from universities and the National Basketball League’s Next Stars program. Participating in the Rising Stars Challenge at NBA All-Star Weekend 2022, he helped his team win the title. In 26 G League games, he averaged 12 points, 7.1 rebounds, 5.1 assists and two steals per game. In April 2022, he declared for the 2022 NBA draft.
The New Orleans Pelicans selected him eighth overall in the 2022 NBA Draft. Daniels joined the Pelicans’ 2022 Summer League team, but a sprained right ankle forced him to forfeit the rest of the competition. In July 2022, he signed a rookie contract with the Pelicans.

National selection

Dyson Daniels represented Australia at the 2018 FIBA Oceania Under-15 Championship in Papua New Guinea. In February 2021, at the age of 17, he made his debut with the Australian senior team in the FIBA Asian Cup qualifiers, scoring 23 points against New Zealand.

Playing style

Dyson Daniels is renowned for his versatility on the court. He excels on defense thanks to his instinct and ability to anticipate opposing moves. His wingspan enables him to defend effectively against players of different sizes. In attack, Daniels demonstrates good vision of the game. He distributes precise passes, facilitating team play. Although he is still developing his shooting, he is already showing definite potential. His ability to penetrate the racket puts the opposing defense under pressure. His play without the ball is also remarkable, enabling him to find open spaces. Daniels contributes on both sides of the field, making him invaluable to his team. His work ethic and desire to improve are widely recognized.

Dyson Daniels in NBA 2K

Dyson Daniels has maintained a consistent score of 75 in NBA 2K23 and NBA 2K24. His profile is that of a “2-Way Slasher”. Daniels’ strong point is his game creation. With a score of 86 in ball handling, he easily eludes his defenders. What’s more, his 94 mark in close-range shooting makes him effective close to the basket. These qualities make him a versatile player, capable of impacting the game with his passing and shooting. Daniels is a valuable asset in NBA 2K24 for his playmaking and finishing abilities.

NBA jersey of Dyson Daniels (New Orleans Pelicans)

The official NBA jersey of Dyson Daniels is in stock on the NBA Store. It is available in three different colors.

Dyson Daniels salary

In 2024, Dyson Daniels earns $5,784,120 with the New Orleans Pelicans. His salary will gradually increase to $6,059,520 in 2024-2025, then to $7,707,709 in 2025-2026. Another significant increase is planned for 2026-2027, with an annual salary of $10,389,992.

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