Asked how Marcus Smart's potential return will help him out, Avery Bradley responds, "It doesn't only help me out. It helps our team out."
Jeff Green says he's excited to get Marcus Smart's def. intensity back in the lineup. Says Smart has show the ability to pressure full court
Brad Stevens on Marcus Smart's availability during today's practice: "As far as I know, Marcus will be out there."
Kyle Lowry with the old Marcus Smart play. (Just about) forces a jump.
Celtics hoping Marcus Smart able to return to full team practice on Wednesday; status remains uncertain for Friday vs. Bulls.
Brad Stevens says Marcus Smart may return to practice during the middle of the week, but his availability for Friday's game is still unknown
Celtics targeting middle of the week for Marcus Smart to return to practice. Stevens doesn't know what that means for Friday's game.
Celtics 2 inactive Vitor Faveroni & Marcus Smart. Starters: Green, Sullinger, Olynyk, Bradley, Rondo
What percentage is Marcus Smart? "It's low." Said the ankle does feel better though.
Marcus Smart did a bit of straight line running today. Still looking at next week for possible return.
Ainge on Marcus Smart's ankle: "I'd be surprised if he was ready this weekend. … I think he's probably at least a week away."
Marcus Smart tells Herald he doesn't see how he'll be able to make it back for Sunday's game. It was a longshot anyway.
Stevens says Marcus Smart could be back as soon as Sunday v Portland, but more likely later next week.
Welcome to the NBA, rooks: Julius Randle, Marcus Smart, Aaron Gordon & now Cleanthony Early. All dealt significant injuries (Smart less so).
Bummed that Marcus Smart is out for the Celtics. Would have been a great matchup of styles with the Suns guards.
Let's not jump to major conclusions after 1st game. Remember, Marcus Smart drilled 5 3's vs. Memphis--and we all thought he fixed his shot.