We all know by now the frustration that comes with Marquis Daniels playing a significant role on your team. He can be very good… when he's healthy. We've talked about it before on this site. Today, the Celtics Blogosphere unites on ESPNBoston.com to discuss what we think Marquis will give us this season.
My take seemed to be the most optimistic:
Oh Quisy… 25 minutes, 12 points, 4 rebounds. And 2 injuries. Sorry, I can't help the shot. Iso want Daniels to work out this season. He's Pierce's backup. He's nothing else. He's not Mr. Do-It-All like last year. This year, he's a 3, and only a 3. My optimistic side says the focused role will be great for him. And after last year's "lost" season, he's itching to prove a lot of people wrong. My pessimistic side says his body won't give him the chance.
I just think that him being Pierce's lone back up will mean bigger minutes. Plus he'll be more comfortable with another year under his belt in this system. Jay, however, had a forecast more in line with the rest of the crowd.
Honestly, I'd be thrilled if he can stay healthy for more than two weeks at a time. Marquis is like getting an iPhone 4 from a bad batch. So much potential to help in so many areas and works great when you know it's not broken or malfunctioning for some nagging reason. If Danny Ainge fails to find another wing player to replace TA, then Marquis' role is quietly huge. Pierce and Ray Allen will need to be spelled for good chunks at a time and Quis has yet to prove that he can be reliable. I'm predicting he plays about 60 games with averages of 16 MPG, 7 PPG, 3 RPG.
Chuck, meanwhile, was somewhere in between:
19 mpg, 10 ppg, 4 rpg, 3 apg. I think 'Quis can bounce back. I see him earning a spot in the rotation by the start of the season, and IF he stays healthy, maintaining that spot all season long.
Check out what all the bloggers had to say…. and then let us know what YOU think.