The Celtics are trying to bring Marquis Daniels in by working out a sign-and-trade with Indiana. That's not going so well.
The Pacers are reportedly dissatisfied
with what the Celtics are offering – with the primary bait said to be
guard Tony Allen and possibly Gabe Pruitt.
As a result, according to a source close to negotiations, the
Celtics and Indiana are now searching for a third team to make the
The Pacers, beset by past citizenship issues, are reportedly
relctant to bring in Allen. The guard’s off-court issues, including
death threats in Chicago that required extra bench security during last
spring’s playoffs, cut agaiinst the grain of Pacers president Larry
Bird’s attempt to move away from the legacy of players like Ron Artest
and Jamaal Tinsley.
“They need a third team, and that’s complicated,” said the source. “No other teams have jumped at it so far.”
While I don't like the way this is going… I STILL think this is a mere technicality… and the final result will be Marquis Daniels in a Celtics uniform. He's coming here no matter what. I think Danny's just trying to dump some dead weight.