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Marcus Smart comes in fifth for Rookie of the Year

To the surprise of no one, Andrew Wiggins was named Rookie of the Year Thursday.Here's a breakdown of how the voting played out: As you can see, Boston's own Marcus Smart came in fifth. Some die-hard Celtics fans may take exception with the low ranking, but it looks about right. Smart didn't have an amazing season. He had a pretty good one, as far as rookies go, but there's plenty...
Via Celtics Life
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Smart’s best highlights of his rookie season 2014-15

Marcus Smart had a pretty good rookie season. He averaged 7.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 3.1 assists per contest and helped the Boston Celtics get to the playoffs. Here are the best highlights from his rookie year: Let’s hope to see more good things from Smart next season. *** Marcus Smart pic from Getty Images. Video from the NBA.
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics: Future bright after playoff exit

The Boston Celtics surprising trip to the playoffs is over as quickly as it could have been.  LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers made short work of Brad Stevens’ young crew, defeating the Celtics in four straight games.  It’s a disappointing end to an otherwise successful year for Boston.  The team rebounded from a dismal 2013-14 campaign, even as general manager Danny...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Marcus Smart overslept, could get less playing time

BOSTON — Marcus Smart might see his role diminished for the Celtics as they look to stave off elimination Sunday at TD Garden. Smart arrived late to the team’s shootaround ahead of Game 4 of Boston’s first-round playoff series with the Cleveland Cavaliers after oversleeping, head coach Brad Stevens said in his pregame news conference. Stevens said the rookie point guard...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Smart, Kelly Olynyk struggle to see the floor in Game 3

Zero points, zero rebounds, one assist, one turnover in three minutes played. That was Kelly Olynyk's line in Game 3. The same guy the Boston Celtics moved up in the 2013 draft to get at number thirteen overall. Eight points, two rebounds, one assist, one turnover in seventeen minutes played. This was starting point guard Marcus Smart's line in Game 3. Number six overall pick...
Via Celtics Life
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where Smart says NBA playoff intensity “came to my level”

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Smart welcomes it all, figuring he’ll do a better job on anyone the next time. He’s heard about how every aspect of the game ramps up in the playoffs, especially the intensity. Nothing could have accentuated...
Via Red's Army
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Smart No Longer Feels Like Rookie As Celtics Prep For Playoffs

BOSTON — Marcus Smart feels like he’s done a lot of growing up this season. The 21-year-old point guard is the second-youngest player on an extremely young Celtics team, but as he prepares to suit up for his first NBA playoff game this Sunday in Cleveland, Smart says he no longer feels like a rookie. “Actually, yeah,” Smart said after Tuesday’s 95-93 win over the Toronto...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Is it Smart to run the risk that others might Marcus as a dirty team?

At the end of Boston's recent game at Detroit, there seemed to be a bit of a scuffle between Reggie Jackson and Marcus Smart. Such an event forced me to think upon so many other instances this year in which Marcus has seemed to draw the ire of opposing players. Of course, outright sucker punching opponents in their junk will not win you any customer service awards. But, to my knowledge...
Via Celtics Life
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Would Making the Playoffs be a Setback for the Boston Celtics?

Marcus Smart #36 of the Boston Celtics shoots the ball against the New York Knicks on March 27, 2015 at Madison Square Garden in New York, New York. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) Rebuilding is never easy for a team or a fan base to accept.  The playoffs are the most exciting part of any season and are often the reason the fans watch the regular season. The knowledge that...
Via The Sports Journal
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Attitude problems continue for Boston Celtics Marcus Smart

It’s been a whirlwind of a season for Boston Celtics rookie point guard Marcus Smart.  The guard has missed 14 games to injury thus far and has dealt with an ever-changing role on the Boston Boston Celtics’ rookie point guard Marcus Smart Celtics.  Just one game after Smart’s breakout performance of the season in which he scored 25 points, had 9 rebounds and shot 8 for...
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

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