Remember a week or two ago, when I wrote about Tony Allen maybe being the single most hated player in Celtics history, a player so frustrating because he still has all the talent to succeed, but couldn’t put together a stretch of smart basketball to save his life?
Well, get ready for 6-8 weeks of him. According to the Herald:
Marquis Daniels will be out for 6-8 weeks after undergoing surgery on his left thumb.
The Celtics swingman missed last night’s game against the Bucks because of the injury and had undergone an MRI to determine the extent of the injury.
Last night Celts coach Doc Rivers said the Daniels injury has been affecting the entire second team.
It sure has, and will continue to over the next 6-8 weeks. Daniels was signed for his versatility, high basketball IQ, and ability to play point guard. Tony Allen, Daniels’ likely replacement, has very little versatility, is probably the single dumbest basketball player in the history of western civilization, and, if forced into some PG minutes, certainly isn’t going to make anyone forget about Bob Cousy.
I would much rather see J.R. Giddens, Bill Walker, or even Marty Conlon pick up Daniels’ playing time, but what can you do?
The only way TA was going to get playing time was if A) Marquis got hurt, B) Marquis somehow, inexplicably died, or C) Doc Rivers developed a terrible case of alcoholism. Unfortunately, option A) has happened only 21 games into the season. On the bright side, though, at least it isn’t the playoffs.
On the negative side… Well, we’re now looking at 6-8 weeks of Tony Allen. Isn’t that negative enough? Somebody, please get me a bottle of Advil, and maybe a few shots of Jack Daniels.