Marquis Daniels

Marquis Daniels ( born January 7, 1981 in Orlando, Florida ) is an American professional basketball player who played for the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA.

High School and College

After visiting the Edgewater High School in his hometown of Orlando, Florida, he moved to the Mt Zion Christian Academy in Durham, North Carolina), for a good basketball department was known and also spawned other talents like Tracy McGrady or Amar'e Stoudemire had. After had played two more average years at Auburn University on the already Charles Barkley, Daniel's improved and became the leader of the team. After he had successfully completed his studies at the University, he enlisted in 2003 NBA Draft.


Predicted as a second-round pick, the Dallas Mavericks Guard actually wanted the pod judge, but the son of Don Nelson, then coach, advised against him and instead were trading ( trade by barter ) they pick their (selection) to the Denver Nuggets. In addition to the Mavericks but no one was interested in for Daniels. In the summer, he was invited to the summer camp of the Mavericks and received for good performance a one- year contract. Despite little playing time Daniels could shine and was even appointed to the NBA All- Rookie Team. As expected, 2004 he received a new contract over 6 years and 38 million dollars. After he was always injured and he completed more than 62 games in any season, the guard was traded in July 2006 to the Indiana Pacers.

He always came only from the bank, but drew himself a permanent place in team and was on average around 20 minutes on the field. After the injury of Mike Dunleavy Daniels became a starter and had a perfectly round with 14 points in 32 minutes playing time. However, he was injured again and fell for a third of the season. The Indiana Pacers waived to extend the 2009 team option Daniels contract for another year and he became a free agent. September 1, 2009 Daniels was taken by the Boston Celtics under contract. In early 2011 he was traded for a second-round draft pick to the Sacramento Kings, for which he played a single game due to injury. This exchange reduced to a luxury tax, the Celtics and the other reached the Kings by a prescribed in the NBA collective bargaining agreement minimum team salary. After the season, he returned to Boston. After the expiration of his contract with the Boston Celtics this was not renewed on the part of the Celtics and Daniels signed in September 2012 a one-year contract with the Milwaukee Bucks.


Daniels is known for his many tattoos on his body. On the back, for example, he wears a map of the U.S. state of Florida.