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Daniels in the mix

Posted by Gary Dzen, Boston.com Staff  September 28, 2009 04:38 PM

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WALTHAM -- Rasheed Wallace garnered all the attention at the Celtics practice facility this afternoon, but Marquis Daniels could prove to be an equally valuable offseason signing for the Celtics. Daniels came to Boston from Indiana as a free agent after the Celtics tried -- and failed -- to trade for him. The trade would have allowed Boston to pay him more than the $1.99 million biannual salary cap exception they eventually signed him to.

"It was kind of a no-brainer, once I found out this was an option," said Daniels. "I wanted to come here and just be a part of it."

Daniels theoretically turned down more money to join the Celtics, a sign that the lanky, 6-foot-6-inch combo guard is already a team player. That attitude was reflected in his comments.

"I'm just whatever for whenever my number's called, whether that's at the point guard, the two, or the three," said Daniels, who didn't say whether or not he was promised a certain amount of minutes. "I just like being on the floor."

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