Celtics add depth with Marquis Daniels
It looks like the Celtics have gone with Plan B and found their back up for Paul Pierce. Daniels had the best season of his career last year, getting a big bump in minutes after Mike Dunleavy Jr. injured his knee. He averaged career-highs in minutes (31.5), points (13.6), rebounds (4.6) and blocks (0.5). Barring an injury to Pierce, he won't duplicate those numbers but will provide defense (Daniels has averged less than a steal per game only once in his career) and athleticism.
There have been questions about his motor and consistency. He has also been injured-prone through his career. Larry Bird told the Indianapolis media two seasons ago, "I look at Marquis Daniels and Marquis is not playing at a level I thought he would play at. He’s been up and down.”
It 's Bird's former team who will see if they can turn that around. Pointing to last year's production, Daniels might say he already has.