A question that has been ringing in my head, and probably yours too, during this entire season has been will we ever see this Boston Celtics team completely healthy? First it was the “Eleventh Hour”, then it was Marquis Daniels, then it was Paul Pierce, then there was even a small stint without all-star guard Rajon Rondo. The way it was going it seemed like we would never see the entire squad playing at one time.
Well finally things are looking up for this team. After missing around two months of mssed action Marquis Daniels is ready to get back on the court. He has participated in practice the past two days and all signs show that his hand is ready to go. According to Chris Forsberg from ESPN Boston, Daniels has been cleared by himself and team physicians to play in tomorrow’s game if Doc chooses to go to him.
Marquis Daniels deems himself ready to go if Doc Rivers green lights him Sunday.
Some people may be forgetting what this guy brings, and will bring, to the team. Daniels will be one of the go to guys off the bench to take minutes off the shoulders of Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, and even Rajon Rondo. He is a very good player around the rim and will bring a much needed defensive spark off the bench.
Don’t stop reading yet, more good news is to come. According to multiple sources including Mr. Reliable, Chris Forsberg, Paul Pierce is also cleared to play in tomorrow’s game against Orlando. Rumors were swirling around the internet that Pierce may miss up to six weeks with a broken foot. The injury ended up being a lot less serious and has only forced Pierce to sit out for two games, both of which the Celtics came out victorious.
Paul Pierce says he’s ready to play tomorrow. If decision is his, he’ll go.
If both players are a go tomorrow it will be the first time the full squad will be together since a preseason game against Cleveland. Tomorrow’s game against Orlando will be a good measuring stick to see what this team is made of against another top tier team in the East. So far this season the Magic lead the series 2-1 and are looking to win the regular season series between the two teams.