For a time, Stephon Marbury was looked at as one of the NBA’s premier point guards. For a Celtics team in need of a long-term solution at the position Marbury is the easy choice.
Marbury was an immediate impact player, making All-Rookie First Team. At his best he was an excellent combo of scoring and passing capable of scoring 30 or dropping 15 assists. He was a 2x All-Star and 2x All-NBA Third Team. Following his rookie season, Marbury averaged at least 16 points and 6 assists in each of the next eight seasons.
Though his time in the league wasn’t as long as others, his peak was brighter. The Celtics needed something to get excited about and Marbury would give them that.