Mar 23, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Boston Celtics guard Marquis Daniels (4) during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center. The Sixers defeated the Celtics 99-86. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-US PRESSWIRE

Milwaukee Bucks Sign Marquis Daniels to Guaranteed Deal

The Bucks are bringing former Celtics swingman Marquis Daniels to Milwaukee, according to a tweet from a Boston Globe sports reporter.

Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe broke the story on Twitter:

In 38 games with Boston last year, Daniels averaged 3.2 points, 1.7 rebounds, and 1.2 assists on 36% shooting — numbers below the averages he produced in his other two seasons with the Celtics. The guaranteed deal rounds out the Bucks’ roster at the maximum of 15 players.

Daniels had been in town earlier this week for workouts at the Bucks’ training center in St. Francis.

Daniels won’t fill the Bucks’ need to find a three-point shooter, but he does bring other skills to the team.  He is a solid and aware defender.  He handles the ball well and can fill in at point guard in a pinch.   Much of his offense in Boston came off of cuts away from the ball or in the post.  On the other hand, not only is he lacking as a three-point shooter, but on jump shots altogether.

In February 2011, Daniels suffered a scary season-ending neck injury in a game against the Magic in Boston.  He had surgery the next month to improve the recurring episodes that resulted from a bruised spinal cord.  He was traded while injured to the Sacramento Kings in a deadline deal, but signed again with Boston before the 2011-12 season.

In other Celtics-Bucks news, Boston waived guard (and former Buck) Keyon Dooling today.  Dooling announced that he will retire to pursue other interests.

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