// Marquis Daniels

Celtics De-throne Kings

The Boston Celtics were looking to start the second half of the season the way they started the first, but found themselves in yet another barn burner on Tuesday night in Sacramento. A timely three-point basket by Paul Pierce and clutch free throw shooting allowed the C’s to edge the Kings 95-92. In a game […]

Diagnosing the Ailing Celtics

The NBA regular season is almost half-way over and the Boston Celtics sit at 27-13. The record has the Celtics atop of the Atlantic Division and leading the Toronto Raptors by 7.5 games. The Cleveland Cavaliers are the only Eastern Conference team with more wins than the C’s. Certainly, the Celtics are right where they want […]

SoB NBA Power Rankings 1-16-10

Three of the top four teams in this week’s SoB NBA Power Rankings are from the Eastern Conference, but the defending champion LA Lakers remain at No. 1 for the third consecutive poll. The Celtics slipped to No. 3 after being leap-frogged by the Cleveland Cavaliers, who sit in the second place spot just one […]

Marquis Who? Two Allens Are Better Than One

When Marquis Daniels went out for surgery to repair a torn ligament in his thumb, everyone thought that the Celtics’ bench would struggle in his absence. So did I. I thought that without him coming off the bench there wouldn’t be a strong defender or player to score when needed. Of course I was wrong […]

The Ghosts of Celtics Past, Present, and Future

The Celtics of right now are not the Celtics of last month, or even last week. There have been a handful of changes in Boston lately, notably some new faces (which are really just old faces reincarnated), a loss (gasp!), and a trade rumor (which, for the time being, seems to be completely one-sided). As […]

Marquis Daniels Has Surgery on Broken Thumb: Out 6-8 Weeks

Key bench contributor Marquis Daniels will miss 6-8 weeks after undergoing surgery to repair his injured left thumb. The injuries to Daniels’ thumb and also his left wrist, which were re-aggravated during a recent practice, had been nagging him throughout the team’s recent four-game road trip. Despite the injury to one of their key bench […]

Calling for Backup at the Point

Regarding the Celtics’ recent backcourt backup woes, I wrote that “by no means is new acquisition Marquis Daniels point guard material.” I will not back down from that assertion because at 6’6″, Daniels is versatile, certifiable swingman material. Back in July, when Daniels verbally committed to the Celtics, the Boston Herald deemed him a backup […]

Can the Celtics Stay Afloat if KG Sinks?

Kevin Garnett – n. an integral part of the Boston Celtics 2009-10 roster and its chances at winning an eighteenth NBA championship. Kevin Garnett is in the dictionary? No, but what is critical in our definition is the part about Garnett being integral to the team’s success. Garnett has been a leading scorer, phenomenal defender, and source of […]

Grading the Celtics Backup Point Guard Options

It should not be a secret to any Celtics fan that the team is without a true backup point guard. In the 2007-2008 campaign, the team picked up Sam Cassell in March, and he helped guide the team towards their 17th NBA Championship. Last season, the Celtics again entered the campaign without a true backup […]

Celtics Roll in Preseason Finale

No KG, no Ray, no Big Baby — no problem. The Celtics dominated in their final preseason tune-up against the Cleveland Cavaliers Wednesday night, coasting to a 96-82 win in front of a sellout crowd at Value City Arena on the campus of Ohio State University. With newcomers Rasheed Wallace, Marquis Daniels, Shelden Williams, and […]

Daniels, Rondo, Celtics Can’t Overcome Sharp Knicks Squad

New Celtic Marquis Daniels dropped his highest point total in a Green uniform by scoring 17, and Rajon Rondo took over in the first half to finish with 20 points and 7 assists. The two brilliant performances weren’t enough to offset the Knicks at the top of their game as the Celtics fell 108-103 Tuesday […]

2009-2010 NBA Eastern Conference Standings Prediction

With the NBA regular season less than two weeks away, it is time to take a look at how the Eastern Conference standings may shape up. As recent as 2007, the Eastern Conference’s struggles against Western Conference teams earned it the moniker: “The Least-ern Conference.” Last season, we saw a bit of a power shift […]

Celtics 2009-2010 Season Preview: Guards

It’s been a quiet coupe of months in Celtics Nation, but with October upon us, the Celtics season will soon begin. Sports of Boston will preview the team from all sorts of angles, giving you everything you need to get ready for the upcoming season. In this edition, we will explore the team’s guards. One […]

Celtics Finally Sign Marquis Daniels

Maybe Marquis Daniels saved Danny Ainge’s life once. Maybe he loaned Danny a lot of money when times were rough. Maybe Danny’s just being a nice guy. Marquis Daniels finally signed with the Celtics Tuesday, but just for the biannual exception of $1.99 million. Ainge had originally sought a sign and trade for Daniels with […]

Celtics Update: Davis to Return, the Schedule, and more

Davis to Return To Celtics Multiple sources are reporting that Glen Davis has agreed to return to the Celtics on a two-year contract. It is believed that the re-signing will become official early next week. The financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed. If I had to guess, given the lack of available […]