After an up and (mostly) down season, Marquis Daniels is back for a second season with the Boston Celtics. The signing was an example of mutual need: the Celtics needed a backup small forward, and Daniels needed a chance to prove to NBA executives that last season was abberation.
Most of the Celtics bloggers predicted that Daniels would improve on last season’s letdown and produce a better overall season. Jay wrote:
Jay King, Celtics Town (8 points, 3 rebounds, 18 minutes)
For better or worse, Daniel is the first wing off the bench. I’m not sure yet whether that’s good or bad; he is a tough dude to read. There’s no way around it, he was bad last season. Really bad. But it’s a new year and I’m willing to give him a clean slate. I expect more from him than last year. I just don’t want to get my hopes up because the prevailing image of his 2009-2010 season is of him rotting away on the bench (or him getting concussed by Dwight Howard). Predicted averages: 18 minutes, 8 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists.
To read the article, and the responses of the rest of the Celtics blogger crew, check out the Celtics Summer Forecast.
What kind of production do YOU think Marquis Daniels will have this season?