What’s Wrong with Marquis Daniels?
Daniels’ recent performances have been marked by tentativeness and, in turn, a cutback in playing time as coach Doc Rivers looks for ways to blend Michael Finley and Nate Robinson into the lineup. The recent re-emergence of Tony Allen has taken a bite out of Daniels’ playing time as well.
After playing season lows of six minutes against both the Sacramento Kings and Denver Nuggets, Daniels was in for 12 during Sunday’s loss to the San Antonio Spurs. But he also hasn’t had an assist or steal in the last six games, dating back to one dish against the New York Knicks on March 17 and a pick in the same game.
Changing dynamics on the Celtics and Daniels’ recovery from thumb surgery have become a debilitating combination for the swingman.
Daniels, however, is at a loss for a reason.