Marquis Daniels Adds Defensive Wing To Boston Celtics Bench

July 23rd, 2010 by Frances White Leave a reply »
The Boston Celtics accomplished something they have been unable to do since the return of their championship ways. They were able to retain what they had considered major acquisitions to their bench in Marquis Daniels and Nate Robinson. 

Last season's summer acquisition of Marquis Daniels was considered a shrewd move by Celtic management. At 6'8" tall, Daniels' sinewy build belies a steely strength. He is a slasher much like Tony Allen—difference being T.A. will beat you with his quickness and athleticism. Daniels looks like he goes by the numbers with each step he takes.

His nondescript moves makes his moments on the court seem almost blasé’, but when you look at the box score, he has somehow managed to affect the game across the board.

Let's face it, after a blistering start that had the Celtics positively giddy about him, injuries derailed what was once a promising season. Allen was able to firmly entrench himself as the defensive stopper and Marquis was suddenly an afterthought.

It seemed like he lost his confidence as T.A. made sure he was front and center in his contract year. We all wondered why Danny Ai ...

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