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Marquis Daniels, Rasual Butler trying to catch on with Bucks

Sep 18, 2012, 2:59 PM EDT

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The Milwaukee Bucks have one open roster spot they are likely to fill. And that will attract players this time of year like uncovered watermelon will attract ants at a picnic.

Veteran swingman Marquis Daniels, who last season didn’t get off the Celtics bench all that much (just over 6 minutes a game in the playoffs) is one of the guys trying to land on the Bucks roster for the upcoming season.

The Journal-Sentinel broke down the names you know (and don’t) working out for the Bucks right now a couple weeks before training camp. (Hat tip to Jessica Camerato at, who reminds us Celtics players praised Daniels’ professionalism.)

Marquis Daniels, who played a reserve role with the Boston Celtics last season, was among a group of players working out at the Bucks training facility in St. Francis on Monday… Other unsigned players working out Monday at the Cousins Center included forward Rasual Butler and swingman Rodney Carney.

This scenario is playing out at team workout facilities all over the country, where players are working out hard now trying to get one of the final scraps, the final spots on the roster. Minimum salary spots, but that is still good money and you are in the NBA getting played to ball.

Most of the players will end up leaving disappointed. But nobody wants to give up a dream easily.

  1. dysraw1 - Sep 18, 2012 at 6:03 PM

    like both guys are good bench men, once again the owners put themselves in a bad position with tax fears blocking them from getting the players they need to improve their teams

  2. donrwells3 - Sep 20, 2012 at 3:35 PM

    I enjoyed Marquis in the playoffs.. I think he is a good fit anywhere. He just knew what he was doing; thought he made some great plays in limited time.

    I’m not familiar with Rasaul Butler. Guess I gotta look him up now.. smh..

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