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Your Morning Dump… Where Ime Udoka can’t be a better option than Marquis Daniels

Chuck - Red's Army July 21, 2010 Uncategorized 10 Comments


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Every morning, we compile the links of
the day and dump them here…
highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as
satisfying as a good morning dump.

Udoka, who will be 33 years old next month, is a player that the C's have had preliminary discussions about acquiring.


However, his agent Mark Bartelstein, made it clear that no deal is imminent.

"There have been some talks, but nothing close to being done," Bartelstein told CSNNE.com.

Udoka, a five-year veteran, appeared in 69 games with two starts last season for the Kings.

CSNNE- Ime Udoka on Celtics radar

Is Ime Udoka a guy deserving of a top 9 roster spot on a championship caliber team? I doubt it.

Like ESPN Boston's Chris Forsberg, I'm starting to believe Marquis Daniels is the best option:

Boston essentially finds itself in a very similar situation to that
with Robinson. The team's first inclination was probably to examine the
market and see if it could find an upgrade. But there's something to be
said for a known commodity.

That's a double-edged sword, as the
Celtics know what they're getting in Daniels: an oft-injured player who
has missed fewer than 20 games in a season just one time (playing 74
games for Indiana in 2007-08). Of 574 possible regular-season games
since he's come into the league, Daniels has sat out a whopping 172 of
them.

But if he was able to stay healthy and restore his
confidence (and that of his coach in him), the upside is phenomenal.
Remember that for the first quarter of last season, Daniels was regarded
as the sort of lockdown bench defender that Allen re-emerged as by
season's end.

On Page 2, an update to the Matt Barnes negotiations.

Five teams remain in the running to sign free-agent swingman Matt
Barnes
, according to sources with knowledge of Barnes' thinking.

Toronto is
still one of those teams, sources told ESPN.com, despite the collapse of
a sign-and-trade deal with Orlando that
Barnes thought would be completed by now.

One source close to
process said early Wednesday that Barnes continues to weigh interest
from the Raptors along with the Cleveland
Cavaliers
and three title contenders he has been negotiating with
since last week: the Miami Heat, Boston Celtics
and Los
Angeles Lakers
.


ESPN – Barnes considering 5 teams

Barnes situation is simple. Unless he gets an offer he can't refuse from Cleveland or Toronto, he'll sign with a contender. And because he's clearly the best wing on the market, he can take his time fielding offers, attempting to squeeze more money out of teams.

The rest of the links:

Herald – Rondo checks in on Celtics | Globe – Harvard's Lin signs with Warriors |

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  • greenbeand

    forsberg’s nba chat heat definitely kix ass. personally i’d like to see sheeds contract traded for jr smith. makes sense for both team, esp for denver gaining cap/tax relief. do it danny!

  • Zauer

    What about bringing back Daniels as a 6th man/best defender and inking McCants to spread the floor?

  • Bas Rutten Jr.

    I’d rather bring back Daniels than any of these guys.

  • Danno

    Wasn’t Ime Udoka the 8th/9th guy off the bench for the Spurs a few years ago when they were defending their title?

  • thetitleisours

    Anyone hear any news on Matt Janning?
    http://dimemag.com/2010/07/10-undrafted-rookies-who-will-be-on-nba-rosters-this-fall/
    10. SHERRON COLLINS
    I’m surprised that Collins didn’t get drafted. He is a player who is a proven winner, great leader and most importantly, a solid player. He shot over 55 percent while averaging over 12 points for Charlotte in Summer League, and displayed the toughness and smarts that made him so successful at the college level. A playoff team would be smart to sign him.
    2. JON SCHEYER
    In my opinion, Scheyer fell into a great situation. He went undrafted but signed to play with the Heat in Summer League. Now that the Heat have signed the Big Three of LeBron, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, they need minimum salary guys to fill out the roster. With point guard being their biggest question mark, Pat Riley & Co. were surely impressed with Scheyer’s shooting ability and basketball savvy this summer.
    4. OMAR SAMHAN
    I read a great article the other day about Samhan that talks about how he has been constantly overlooked because he doesn’t have the physical attributes other players do. Samhan’s game is based mainly on skill particularly areas of the game like footwork. He doesn’t jump the highest or run the fastest, but Samhan gets the job done which he showed for Dallas by averaging 10 points and seven rebounds for them this summer.

  • http://profile.typepad.com/6p01156f2d28d7970c BigMck

    Yes.
    He averaged 5.4 ppg, 2.9 rpg and 14 mpg during the playoffs in 2007-08. He shot 46% FG and 40% from 3 FG.
    But he’s been in a steady decline since then.

  • Lee in Oregon

    Quisy’s rep took a pretty bad hit last year. It was reported at one point that “he couldnt wait to get out of Boston”. So I’m not couting on him coming back.
    Udoka is an older version of Tony Gaffney. He wouldnt play much unless Baby decides to party with his “best friend”.
    Raual Butler is still out there.

  • nick

    I love the idea of bringing in McCants, but Theres been no talk about that which sux..As far as Queezy goes… give me a fucking break, all u celt fans who clamored 4 him last year and 4 anthony parker and jamario moon all look like idiots kuz all 3 of those guys are pure trash abd didn’t do nothing 4 teams who gave them every oppurtunity, Forsberg is pathetic, that guy thinks marquis daniels is nasty and he just sux so fuck what forsberg thinks because he’s a bafoon, get BARNES, there is nothing else just get Barnes, Udoka is a much better option than Daniels though.

  • Double P Reppin the B

    Id say Anthony Parker was a pretty good addition to the Cavs last year. Starting SG…. Better than Barnes IMO

  • Garnett-fan-from-Lithuania

    Omar Samhan has already sign a contract to a best Lithuania team ‘Zalgiris’ Kaunas. Of course I’m big fan of Celtics (but still ‘Zalgiris’ is #1 in my heart), but I don’t want that Celtics sign him, cause ‘Zalgiris’ really needs him and it will be a bit of shame if he run away after sign a contract like once Ime Udoka did.