HoopsHype Marcus Smart Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: December 20, 2014 | 03:17 AM

Scott Souza

#Celtics Notebook: With Rajon Rondo gone, attention turns to Marcus Smart shar.es/13RCu8 via @metrowestdaily

Scott Souza

#Celtics coach Brad Stevens: it was great Marcus Smart played that many minutes in a row and hit some big shots in stretch.

Jared Weiss

Marcus Smart’s threes to open up late lead show difference between a Rondo-led team and a scorer-led team. #Celtics

Chris Mannix

Talking a post-Rondo Celtics win on Post Game Live with @Kyle Draper on @CSNNE. Nice game for Kelly Olynyk, Marcus Smart. @DIRECTV Ch. 630.

Jared Weiss

Young core guys like Kelly Olynyk and Jared Sullinger stepped up big, but the most important sign was Marcus Smart’s late deep shooting.

Chris Mannix

Marcus Smart back from injury and knocking down three's. That will help Boston recover from Rondo. Smart is now the face of the franchise.

Scott Souza

Once again, we present ball movement, ladies and gentlemen. Touched five players' hands. Resulted in Marcus Smart 3. #Celtics up 110-95.

Brian Robb

Marcus Smart has all 8 of his points in the 4th quarter. For one night, it appears the post-Rondo era in Boston is off a strong start.

Scott Souza

Jeff Green feeds Marcus Smart for 3, Avery Bradley steal & feeds Green for jam. #Celtics feasting in 4th. Up 100-92 w/ 5:26 left.

Marc D'Amico

Evan Turner starts and Marcus Smart returns tonight says @Sean Grande. He and Max call Celtics-Wolves and much more right now @wzlx.

Jared Weiss

Marcus Smart reacts to the Rajon Rondo trade to the #Mavs: youtube.com/watch?v=R55f-S… via @CLNSRadio #Celtics

Scott Souza

One last thing from before, #Celtics rookie Marcus Smart said doesn't expect to be handed starting point guard spot, must work to earn it.

Scott Souza

#Celtics president Danny Ainge: Drafting Marcus Smart did not make trade of Rajon Rondo inevitable.

Scott Souza

#Celtics rookie Marcus Smart said Rajon Rondo deal not only showed faith in him, but in all the young players to take on bigger roles.

Jared Weiss

Marcus Smart found out Rondo got traded while he was doing a charity event with kids and saw it on TV. #Celtics

Scott Souza

#Celtics rookie Marcus Smart said Achilles is not 100 percent, but that he feels good enough to go tonight.

Scott Souza

#Celtics Marcus Smart credited Rajon Rondo as mentor but on taking 'step back' w/o him said: I don't think we'll take a step back at all.

Gary Washburn

Evan Turner will start; Marcus Smart is available and none of the 3 acquired players will play but are in Boston taking physicals. #celtics

Abby Chin

Evan Turner replaces Rajon Rondo in starting lineup. Marcus Smart is available. #CelticsTalk

Jerry Zgoda

Marcus Smart available tonight for a Celtics team now without Rajon Rondo

Jay King

Stevens doesn't know how PG situation will unfold. Said Marcus Smart has to get healthy first and stay that way. He's available tonight.

Emily Austen

Rookie point guard Marcus Smart is available for tonight's game vs. Minnesota.

Scott Souza

#Celtics coach Brad Stevens: No. 1 key for Marcus Smart is to be available to take on bigger role ... He is available tonight.

Brian Robb

Marcus Smart is available tonight.

Scott Souza

Assuming Marcus Smart (Achilles strain) can give it a go, #Celtics will have 10 available players for tonight's game.

A. Sherrod Blakely

#Celtics HC Brad Stevens has high hopes for Marcus Smart but when it comes to minutes, "he has to earn them and be available to earn them."

Evan Turner

Throwback to last night when me and @smart_ms3 were kickin it with the prodigy @avafratus at a xmas… instagram.com/p/wzLEGSzSIV/

Adi Joseph

Low key, Marcus Smart now becomes a very serious contender for rookie of the year if he can get 65-ish games in.

Steve Bulpett

Focus for now rightfully on Rondo leaving, but much of this is really about Marcus Smart and when C's can realistically be good.

Chris Mannix

Celtics paid lip service to the idea that a Rondo/Marcus Smart backcourt could work long term. That was a pipe dream. It's Smart's team now.

Jeff Goodman

This clears the way for Marcus Smart to get minutes at the point -- and he can learn from veteran in Jameer Nelson.

Steve Bulpett

Marcus Smart (strained left Achilles') available for practice today. Stevens: "We'll see how it goes."

A. Sherrod Blakely

Marcus Smart (Achilles strain) is expected to practice today. Regardless, he remains questionable for Fri. vs. #Timberwolves. #Celticstalk

Marc D'Amico

Marcus Smart is back at practice today. Here he is working out before practice kicks off. amp.twimg.com/v/c1196979-c16…

Scott Souza

#Celtics rookie Marcus Smart appears to be moving well on sore Achilles in pre-workout shooting, taking jumpers off dribble.

Scott Souza

#Celtics coach Brad Stevens: Marcus Smart will try to give practice a go today again. Gerald Wallace getting rest day, should be OK Friday.

Marc D'Amico

Brad Stevens says Marcus Smart is scheduled to participate in today's practice.

Jay King

Marcus Smart available today as expected, per Stevens.

Abby Chin

Jeff Green's up-fake, and one display got Marcus Smart off the bench for a hearty fist pump! #CelticsTalk

Chris Forsberg

Celtics rookie Marcus Smart out vs. Magic, expects to test ankle again Thursday; Stevens talks injuries: es.pn/1C1eIbP

Marc D'Amico

Marcus Smart will sit out tonight says @Sean Grande. He and Max are live at the Garden, they call Celtics-Magic now on 100.7FM @wzlx

Jessica Camerato

Marcus Smart will not play tonight for the Celtics vs. Magic.

Scott Souza

#Celtics coach Brad Stevens: James Young, Marcus Smart, Marcus Thornton all out tonight.

Sean Grande

Marcus Smart is officially out tonight. He's missed 13 of the first 23 games. Boston is +30 when he's on the court, -59 when he's not.

David Alarcon

Sin Rondo es difícil que Boston reclute buenos agentes libres en '15. Confían en recibir buenos picks del Draft y el futuro de Marcus Smart.

Ryan Ward

Julius Randle, Joel Embiid & Jabari Parker all done for the yr. Marcus Smart & Aaron Gordon also dealt w/ injuries in their rookie campaign

Alex Kennedy

Man, Jabari Parker and Julius Randle out for season, Joel Embiid may miss year, Doug McDermott, Marcus Smart, Aaron Gordon down. This sucks.

Marc D'Amico

Brad Stevens discusses the possibility of Marcus Smart playing Wednesday night against Orlando on.nba.com/1uWlyuj http://t.co/UO6ZbT03Lx