BOSTON, MA - JUNE 01: Mario Chalmers #15 of the Miami Heat drives for a shot attempt in the second half against Kevin Garnett #5, Paul Pierce #34 and Marquis Daniels #4 of the Boston Celtics in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Finals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on June 1, 2012 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Milwaukee signed former Celtics G/F Marquis Daniels, according to a report.
Boston Globe writer Gary Washburn reports Celtics forward Marquis Daniels signed a contract with the Milwaukee Bucks Thursday. Terms of the contract are not yet available.
Daniels, a nine-year pro who has spent time with Boston, Indiana and Dallas, averaged 3.2 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 12.7 minutes per game last season in Boston.
He played one year after having surgery on his spinal cord, which was the result of a collision with Magic guard Gilbert Arenas in February 2011. At the time of his injury, it wasn't certain he would ever play again, but he returned to the court and played as a reserve with Boston last season.
Daniels' presence will give Milwaukee a combo forward/guard who's strong defense could help out immediately. Daniels is more of a defensive stopper, especially considering his offensive numbers fell off a bit post-surgery, but he will attempt to improve that aspect of his game with the Bucks.