Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Celtics Get A Steal With Marquis Daniels and His Tattoos



Whenever this silly sign in trade is done, the Celtics will already have a better squad then the championship team. The players from what I hear ranges from Tony Allen, Billy Walker, Brian Scalabrine, and Gabe Pruitt. None of those guys are or have been any impact on the team since joining. If anyone wants to argue than, yes, Scal logged some solid minutes in the playoffs and what have you, but the guy was and will continue to be a joke.

With the addition of Wallace and now Daniels that gives us already one hell of a bench. Daniels is a very verastile player, who can play the 1-3 positions. Gets about a fifth of his offensive from each of fast break opportunities, pick and rolls, and spot ups. Shows solid one-on-one skills as well. Decent jump shot. Doesn’t show ideal follow through. Won’t hit many three pointers, but he’ll take them when he is open. As for his defense he an guard the 1-3 positions, but is best matched up against 2s, or smaller small forwards. Is excellent out on the perimeter and has a great motor.

As much as I loved Bill Walker and Tony Allen, I will take Daniels in a second over them. He is the real deal and although Boston fans know that they are getting a stud in Daniels, this will be one of the most overlooked deals by the rest of the NBA, until you know, playoff time.

5 comments:

BMack said...

No one can't love that deal for the C's. Tony Allen sucked, Walker hasn't proven he'll be anything, and Scal was a decent guy off the bench, but Daniels fills a big who of who comes off the bench for Pierce.

Still have my concerns thou...Would like to see what they are going to do about a backup PG.

DP said...

The PG position can be left for Eddie House. A lot of people forget that when we won it, we had the same predicament at PG. House can do a serviceable job and has done one. Worst case scenario you have Daniels or Ray take the ball up, because both have had PG experience in the past.

BMack said...

I think I would rather have allen or Daniels take up the ball. If teams put pressure on House he tends to get himself in trouble

Lex said...

Intestingly, 82games.com says Boston's best five-man unit included scal:

http://mvn.com/fernstensfollies/2009/07/top-five-man-units-2008-09-scalabrine-makes-the-cut.html

BMack said...

Thanks for sending that along, but it is just foolish. And this is comign from a guy who defends Scal...