Celtics and Marquis Daniels talking buyout

His agent Mark Bartelstein tells CSNNE.com that there have been preliminary discussions about buying out Daniels' contract.

"He loves it in Boston and would love to be back in the regular playing rotation," Bartelstein said. "But if that can't happen, then we may look and see if there's a better situation, playing-wise, for Marquis."

Daniels began the season as one of the first players off the Celtics bench. But a series of games in which he struggled with his shot, led to Sasha Pavlovic getting most of his minutes.

Seems to me like the easiest way to create a roster spot would be to waive either Chris Wilcox or Jermaine O'Neal, as neither will suit up again this season. My guess is the reason that a Daniels buyout is being discussed is that it would be a way for the Celtics to save some money off their luxury tax bill. Daniels might be willing to give up dollars for playing time elsewhere. Essentially the combination of the Pietrus signing and Marquis' lackluster play this season has made pretty useless. Personally I'd waive/buyout Daniels, Wilcox and O'Neal and bring in three new players. Two big men and an additional young player to take a look at.