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Friday, January 22, 2010
All aTwitter: Marquis gets cast off; Giddens' NBDL debut

By Chris Forsberg

A couple Friday morning updates thanks to recent Tweets from Celtics players:

Celtics guard Marquis Daniels (@lambo6) Tweeted earlier today that he had the cast removed from his surgically repaired left hand:

Thanks to my higher power my good LORD n Saviour on that note Got my cast off one step closer to gettn back, so excited


Daniels said last week that he could have the cast off within a week and is still on pace for a post All-Star game return. Daniels, who has been conditioning and even doing limited shooting and passing before games, appears eager to get back on the court. But Celtics coach Doc Rivers noted that they would not rush him back in fear of aggravating the injury.

Meanwhile, Celtics guard J.R. Giddens (@jgidd4) Tweeted about his debut Thursday night with the Maine Red Claws of the NBDL:

Playin in my second d league game [Friday] y'all wish me luck 1st game 23pt 6asst and 3rebs miane red claws came down to get sum game mins


Giddens put up those totals on 9-of-14 shooting (he connected on 3-of-5 3-pointers) in just under 40 minutes as the Red Claws fells to the Armor, 109-100, in Springfield.

(Update: One more Twitter note as the Celtics confirmed Friday afternoon that @GlenDavisNBA is indeed Glen Davis' official Twitter account. An apology to his fans and teammates was posted there after Wednesday's obscene outburst to a fan).