Marquis Daniels Injury Could Give a Few Unlikely Faces a Chance To Contribute

February 7th, 2011 by Dan Hartel Leave a reply »
Marquis Daniels, a reserve wingman for the Boston Celtics, is expected to miss at least one to two months minimum with a bruised spinal cord. Daniels, who has appeared in 49 of the Celtics 50 games this season, is averaging 19.1 minutes per game, and shooting 49 percent from the floor.

Daniels has had history with this type of injury before. Given the serious nature of the ailment and the propensity of the Celtics to take their time with injured players, it's really anybody's guess as to when/if he will be back with the Celtics this season.

While he might seem like just a reserve, his role on the team is incredibly important. He's easily the most versatile player on the roster, and he guards and plays three positions on a regular basis. With the wrist injury to Delonte West, Daniels has often played the role of backup point guard.

Daniels also happens to be the guy who gets the call when they need a "defensive specialist" on the likes of a Dwyane Wade, Kobe Bryant or LeBron James. Needless to say, Ray Allen can't chase those guys around for 48 minutes a game, and Daniels is often tasked with the backup duties.

Now, with Dani ...

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