Stephon Marbury will make his return to an NBA court tonight for the Boston Celtics against none other than my beloved Indiana Pacers. Marbury signed with the Celtics after being bought out by the New York Knicks ending his exile to the end of the Knicks bench.
It is reported that Marbury will wear No. 8 for the Celtics which could be a bit of an issue considering he has the No. 3 tattooed on the side of his dome. Good call on that one big fella.
Now what exactly does Marbury bring to the defending NBA champs? Well, I suppose part of that will be based on his mental health (his head tattoo is exhibit A in the case against him).
If Marbury is healthy, happy, and motivated, he could be a very strong backup PG for the Celtics. Their bench has been anything but impressive this season, and Marbury could offer the offensive spark the Celtics desperately need.
Many people forget that from 1999-2005 Starbury was statistically the most impressive PG in the NBA. No Mr. Iverson, you are not a point guard. Please sit down, shut up, and continue to make the Detroit Pistons horrible.
On a totally unrelated note, I am beyond thrilled that the Pistons are taking a nose dive into oblivion right now. I hope they rot at the bottom of the Central Division for many years. However, I digress, that rant is for another time and place.
All things considered, this is a pretty solid move for the Celtics. If they win the NBA championship again, it probably won't be because of Stephon Marbury, but he is a relative low risk option for a team that really needs some help off the bench.