Celtics to Re-Sign Marquis Daniels
"It's a good opportunity for him,'' Bartelstein said. "It's a fresh start for him after the injury.''
Daniels, who had thumb surgery during the season, averaged 5.6 points last season while playing in just 51 games.
Daniels, who joined the Celtics before last season, then suffered a concussion during the Eastern Conference finals against Orlando. He played just four minutes in two Finals games in Boston's seven-game loss to the Lakers.
Bartelstein also represents Lakers guard Shannon Brown. Sources close to the Lakers expressed optimism that Brown eventually will return to Los Angeles but the sides are still haggling over contract terms.
"We're still talking,'' said Bartelstein, who did not expect any deal to be reached Thursday.
The Lakers are looking to sign swingman Matt Barnes with the $1.765 million left on their mid-level exception. But Bartelstein said a Barnes signing wouldn't affect Brown possibly re-signing with the Lakers.
It certainly wouldn't financially since the Lakers have early-Bird rights on Brown, and could exceed the salary cap to sign him. Brown opted last month out of a deal that would have paid him $2.149 million next season.
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