Just the other day, I was blogging about the lack of attention given to the Marquis Daniels acquisition. Turns out, Doc Rivers agrees with me:
“Marquis, that’s the guy no one
talks about,’’ Rivers said. “I’m really looking forward to coaching
him. I didn’t like coaching against him; I thought he was very
difficult to match up to. He can play 2 or 3 and he has the ability to
handle the ball. We’ll use him at point forward.
is where I like him. I thought last year, without having Posey, we
didn’t have that other guy that could guard guys off the bench, and
that put a lot of stress on Ray and Paul. And this year, we’ll have
another guy to defend.
going to replace [Posey] as far as minutes, but they are totally
different. Both of them are very tough-minded, which is good. Posey was
a guy who spread the floor more, Marquis will be a guy with the ball in
his hands more and making decisions.
With Daniels, the Celtics are getting a back-up for Posey and Rondo all in one package, and he's coming here for $2 million. What a freakin' steal.
After Marquis helps the Celtics hoist Banner 18, executives from around the league will ask each other – "Why didn't we throw more money at that guy?"