Marquis has been at the very least solid, sometimes very good. He fits into the scheme of things and allows Paul and Ray's minutes to be kept for the most part to 35 and under. The dropoff after Daniels is about as sizable as Artie Lange's weight increase over the last few years. This isn't like when Glen Davis was hurt- he's the Celts' 2nd big man reserve after Wallace. Daniels is the C's first wing reserve. And if you look at it more closely, really the only wing reserve.
So that leaves the Celtics with nothing. Do I think now is as good a time to make a trade? Yes. I don't see the Celtics waiving any of their 15 players which would make a trade the only way of acquiring a new wing player. It'd also make even more sense to open up another roster spot for Tyrone Lue (face it the Celtics have to be the only one of 30 NBA teams without a clear-cut backup point guard). Do I think the Celtics will make a deal? Not at all. I fully expect Doc to start playing Pierce and Allen closer to 40 minutes a night. His hand will be forced to.
If it was 1 or 2 weeks without Daniels I wouldn't be worried. But 6 to 8? Boston, we have a problem. tb727 12/09/2009 06:52:00 PM Tweet Edit