After two stints in Boston, Marquis Daniels remains an unsigned free agent as the Celtics round out their roster for the 2012-13 season.
On Monday, the veteran swingman worked out with the Milwaukee Bucks as he looks to enter his 10th year in the NBA, the Journal Sentinel reported. Daniels was joined by players including Rasual Butler and Rodney Carney at the Cousins Center, the Bucks training facility. According to the report, the Bucks have one spot available on their roster.
Daniels, 31, has averaged 8.2 points, 2.9 rebounds, and 1.8 assists over his career. Last season he averaged 3.2 points, 1.7 rebounds, and 1.2 dimes off the bench for the Celtics.
The Bucks were previously interested in Celtics free agent Mickael Pietrus, but Pietrus wants more money than the minimum, while Daniels could be had for the minimum. Daniels had a pretty forgettable season last year. He was able to stay healthy, but that was mainly because it's hard to get injured on the bench. Daniels is a smart player out on the court though, so I expect some team to sign him eventually. It's possible it won't come until sometime during the season (when a guy gets injured), but he should latch on somewhere. The Celtics have an abundance of swingmen, so there's no spot for him here.