Boston Celtics Rumors
Chris Forsberg: Is Marcus Smart confident he’ll be back in playoffs? “I am confident … I’m real real real excited and eager to get back out there, whenever that is. Hopefully sooner than later.” It was Smart and Hayward working out together today in Waltham. “I got a workout partner.”
Scott Souza: #Celtics Marcus Smart said timetable is 6-8 weeks in thumb. Tore ligaments completely. Was told would be out longer the longer he waited on surgery so that’s why he did it as soon as possible to be back for playoffs.
Scott Souza: #Celtics Marcus Smart said he was “scared” when first told of tear that injury would be season-ending, but now confident team will last long enough in playoffs for him to get back.
Added Kerr: “It is an advantage to be in the NBA. I think it’s harder to come from college. That’s my guess. It would be harder, more difficult. You’re probably put to the test a little bit more. People probably want to know, ‘Do you know what you’re doing at this level?’ Because it is a different game. It’s a totally different game from college. “But that’s part of Brad’s brilliance is that he’s 100 percent comfortable in his own skin and confident in his abilities. I can see that not only in the way he handles himself but in the way his players respond to him.”