Boston trades Marquis Daniels to Sacramento for cash.
Posted by Matt Moore
An updating list of trades at the NBA Trade Deadline. Posted by EOB staff.
THE BOSTON Celtics TRADE MARQUIS DANIELS TO SACRAMENTO FOR CASH
Boston receives: Cash, money, moulah, dinero
Sacramento receives: Marquis Daniels, ability to avoid penalty for being under minimum salary
Analysis: The Kings were below the minimum salary. They literally were not paying their players enough, and had to have another guy to avoid a penalty. As a result, they trade for Daniels, who suffered a bruised spine and will not play again this season. They paid off the Celtics to help them avoid being below the minimum. Daniels had played well for the Celtics. He had worked for them, helped them to the top seed in the East. He was injured in a freak accident. And now the Celitcs have just ditched him so they can go pursue another player. I get it's a business. I get these things happen. But it just feels wrong to punish Daniels like this, even if he would only be able to support the team from the bench. It's how it is, how this league works, but for a team that talks about family so much, those words ring hollow today.