Marquis Daniels and Danny Ainge meet with members of the press today to announce Daniels signing with the Boston Celtics.
All indications from today’s press conference and recent comments made by his agent is that Marquis Daniels will be a perfect compliment to the 2010 Celtics squad.
Daniels stated again today that he turned down better monetary offers to join a winning franchise in Boston. He stated his willingness to play whatever position Doc sees fit to benefit the Celtics in their 2010 championship run.
The Celtics are making it very clear that anything short of a championship will be a major failure for this team.
I love that attitude!
Danny also mentioned that Paul Pierce, Big Baby and Rajon Rondo have been into Waltham to practice daily. Rasheed Wallace has been in every day at 8 am. He expects to see the rest of the guys into practice right after the Labor Day holiday. This is beginning to take a shape very similar to the 2007 off season.
I love what I am hearing.
One thing of note in watching the below press conference. Danny has gotten visibly older since his heart attack. We wish him the best and good health.
Check out the press conference converage of the Marquis Daniels introductions today.
According to Boston.com, the Celtics confirmed the signing of Marquis Daniels this evening.
After more then a month of anticipation, Marquis Daniels finally finalized a deal with the Boston Celtics this evening for $1.99 Million bi-annual exception.
Daniels agent told Boston.com that he had the opportunity to play for more money with other teams but opted to play in Boston because it’s the best opportunity for him to win a championship.
Daniels agents said, “He played in the finals in Dallas and he wants to have a chance to play for another one. He has a chance to play important minutes in a number of different areas for a team that has a chance to win the championship”
I am happy about Daniels coming to Boston. I think he bolster our bench even more.
I still believe that we need a legitimate back up point guard though. I hope Danny is still on the hunt.