Tag:Marquis Daniels
Posted on: October 16, 2010 1:03 am
Edited on: October 16, 2010 1:07 am
 

Celtics' Marquis Daniels hits halfcourt shot

Boston Celtics wing Marquis Daniels hits a halfcourt shot during a preseason game against the Toronto Raptors. Posted by Ben Golliver.

There's no better way to close another week in the NBA than by watching this nonchalant buzzer-beating half court three-point heave by Boston Celtics wing Marquis Daniels. 



The shot closed the scoring in the first quarter of Boston's 117-112 win over the Toronto Raptors in Toronto and was all the more impressive because it was somewhat contested by Raptors wing DeMar DeRozan.

Video via NBARauf on Youtube.
Posted on: September 1, 2010 8:06 am
Edited on: September 1, 2010 8:07 am
 

Shootaround 9.1.10: Evans putting the J back in

Evans' J, Love's weird way, and the James kiddos' first day, today in the Shootaround.
Posted by Matt Moore


The Hawks aren't planning on taking their time with Al Horford's extension. They're planning on offering him a near-max extension before the October 31st deadline, meaning they'll have given up $190 million in salary for two players the year before the CBA dramatically shifts. Horford is an All-Star center, young, versatile, and extremely aware on both sides of the ball. Kelly Dwyer pointed out that the Hawks have some options with Horford. Unfortunately, they seem ready to rush into the breach with wallets wide open. You have to wonder how they're going to find salary room for any of the other players, let alone Jamal Crawford, who also wants an extension... or a trade.

Tyreke Evans has reinvested himself in his jump shot. What's interesting is that he was a terrible shooter (32%) from midrange, 16-23 feet last season, but a very decent one from 10-15 feet (43.2%). As Sam Amick's profile reveals, Evans used to be a tremendous shooter, he just needs to reacquaint himself with his shot. It could be a significant leap forward in his offensive development. Which is terrifying, considering how good he was last year.

A Wolf Among Wolves discusses Kevin Love's Team USA summer, and the fact that he's best suited for a third option role. Which makes sense, since the Wolves have buried him in the past for Darko Milicic and just traded for Michael Beasley who most scouts agree is best suited for the power forward role. You know. Third best option.

It's kind of a shame that Shaq's teams didn't end up meeting the Spurs over the years. Because the Duncan-Shaq rivalry is prett good.

George Karl was surprised at the firing of Mark Warkentien. He speaks highly of Warkentien, as well as Masai Ujiri. You have to wonder just how spread to the four corners the entire Nuggets organization is at this point.

LeBron James is a human . No one really seems to think so at this point, but it's true.

Ersan Ilyasova is tearing up FIBA play . Which could be a good thing for the Bucks as he develops and takes on more of a leadership role. Or it could cause him to wonder why he's been shoved to the back of the line in the Bucks' forward feeding trough with the additions of Drew Gooden, Larry Sanders, and others.

A fascinating look at roster balance on the wings for the Knicks, not in terms of skillset, but shot performance on the right versus the left side of the floor. Interesting note: Ramond Felton took exactly as many shots from the right side as the left, and hit the same percentage.

The numerous discussions of Marquis Daniels have overlooked one aspect: Doc Rivers completely took him out of the rotation in the playoffs, despite him having recovered from injury. The trust is simply not there on a team that depends on it so much.

The Bucks hope and expect Andrew Bogut to be back for the season opener. It's close, but don't hold your breath.


Posted on: July 23, 2010 9:34 am
Edited on: July 23, 2010 10:07 am
 

Shootaround 7.23.10

Posted by Matt Moore
  • Mike Prada of SBNation.com ranks all 30 GMs and does a fine job of it . My one quibble is docking Bryan Colangelo that low. Colangelo has either made the playoffs or been within shouting distance, and once Chris Bosh took off, he scrapped most of his major contracts and only signed guys to short term deals he can move. I'm not arguing he's a top 15 guy, just not a bottom feeder.
  • The Bulls went out and got Kurt Thomas, which isn't all that odd, but nor is it particularly full of sense. You'd think Thomas would be the type to sign on with the Heat. Maybe he peels or something.
  • The Celtics brought back Marqusi Daniels, which was likely simply a product of Tony Allen taking off. Daniels' minutes plummeted last season after injury, and he never really recovered. He was a non-factor in the playoffs, despite bringing precisely the kind of things the Celtics needed off the bench. Daniels could contribute if you, know, he could stay on the floor more than 30 seconds.
  • Lance Stephenson was phenomenal in summer league at point guard, far better than expected. But the Pacers' organization isn't going to commit to slotting him there at all . Instead they're just talking about him being a player that can help. The Pacers need a point guard of the future, and Stephenson, in the Gilbert Arenas (hopefully without the firepower off-court) mold could be a difference maker for the club and finally give them a direction to head with their rebuilding. Otherwise theyv'e just got redundancy at multiple positions on the floor.
  • Everyone, their momma, and their mailman is looking at Andre Iguodala. Iggy has been on the block for a year, and the drafting of Evan Turner only further complicates it. They don't play the same position exactly, but they play the same position approximately. Iguodala could be one of the bigger names moved this year, given how many players were signed in free agency and unlikely to move within six months. Outside of that Chris Paul fellow.

 
 
 
 
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