Marquis Daniels Posterizes Tim Thomas. Does this Get You excited?
And How about some long distance shooting? Excited Yet?
How about a put back slam? Got you going yet?
How about some 1 on 1? This guy drinks Koolaid! That has to excite you!
How about some scouting reports? Hollinger had this to say about Daniels:
Daniels is 6-6 but handles the ball like a point guard and has played there at times, including last season for the Pacers. He has a great feel for scoring close to the basket and the size to finish around bigger players, even though he isn't a great athlete. He's shot over 50 percent in the basket area each of the past three seasons, an unusual feat for a guard.
Marquis Daniels has a game that is often overlooked yet should be savored for his ability to contribute in many ways. He does the little things that aren't quantified for the masses but force a little half-smile to burst from the corner of Jim O'Brien's mouth. Things like deflecting the ball on defense (a stat the coaching staff does track and value). Things like knifing into the lane pulling up where no anticipates he should, and dropping in a bucket. The ball appears to hit the rim like a medicine ball and drop. The role of defender and facilitator is tough to fill in the NBA and even tougher for a player to accept, but that's how Quisy makes the most valuable impact for the Pacers.
The Pacers most versatile perimeter defender. Can defend all three backcourt positions. More effective against the two guard positions than small forwards. Shows great intensity and effort on the defensive end. Displays tremendous lateral quickness and fast hands. Plays physically, but doesn’t foul. Very intelligent in that way. Does a good job reading passers off the ball and jumping in front of telegraphed passes. Doesn’t do a whole lot of rebounding. Very sound on the defensive end.
If the words "very sound on the defensive end" don't get you excited, I'm not sure what will.
And, just in case you forgot:
I can't wait for the season to start! How about you?