Marquis Daniels was bad last season. Pretty bad. In a Celtics season filled with disappointments, he might have been the biggest one (at least from an individual standpoint). Not even Sheed underwhelmed like Quisy, and that’s saying a lot.
But Quisy’s back, and it’s partially due to his unfinished business. (And probably partially due to the facts that the Celtics desperately needed a wing and Quisy’s super-impressive stats last season didn’t entice too many suitors.)
“It’s a chance for him to come back and take care of some unfinished business,” his agent Mark Bartelstein told CSNNE.com Thursday night.
“Like I said, I just want to go somewhere and help,” Daniels said earlier. “And if I’m healthy, I believe I can do that.”
And if you believe Quisy’s agent, Quisy still loves everything about the Celtics organization — despite experiencing the worst season of his NBA career while playing for them.
“He’s a $5 million or $6 million player when he’s healthy. So we’ll do this now,” said Bartelstein. “He loves the team. He loves playing for Doc, and he loves the guys. And then we’ll see what happens next summer.”
Bartelstein downplayed Daniels’ frame of mind after falling out of the rotation. Indeed, whatever lingering bad feelings there didn’t prevent Daniels from happily sending Robinson a congratulatory tweet after the latter re-signed with the Celtics last week.
According to Bartelstein, Daniels still enjoys playing for Rivers. A league source added last night that the Celtic coach had already given his consent to a Daniels return.
I find it funny that a league source had to add that Doc was on board with the signing. What did they think he was going to be, completely against it?