HoopsHype Marcus Smart Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: October 21, 2014 | 11:37 AM

Marc D'Amico

Brad Stevens on James Young: "Today is as impt as tomorrow is for him, bc he's going up against Jeff Green, Avery Bradley and Marcus Smart."

Jay King

Stevens said Marcus Smart mostly started second half to get Jeff Green at the 4. But also because Olynyk had a slow start.

Marc D'Amico

Brad Stevens calls Marcus Smart "an energy-raiser."

Jay King

Even Rajon Rondo wondered why Marcus Smart passed up that wide open layup to find Marcus Thornton for 3.

Emily Austen

It seems like whenever Marcus Smart turns the ball over... it's a guaranteed steal for him on the other end to make up for his mistake.

Abby Chin

In the immortal words of Taylor Swift -- Shake it off @Marcus Smart!! #CelticsTalk

Marc D'Amico

Jared Sullinger (11 points, 9 rebs) and Marcus Smart (10 points, 2 rebs) are playing well, but the Celtics trail the Nets 51-40 at halftime.

Abby Chin

Coach Stevens yelling at Marcus Smart to pick up Jarrett Jack full court. Somehow Jack still hit bucket at the buzzer! 24-17 BRK #Celtics

Abby Chin

Marcus Smart needed that three after going oh-fer on Friday night. Coach Stevens says rookie is still learning to get to his spots.#Celtics

Sean Highkin

Marcus Smart is fun.

Marc D'Amico

B. Stevens on Marcus Smart: "He has ultimate physical talent. He's got physical strength. He's got great agility...He's really unscreenable"

Steve Bulpett

Marcus Smart got bigger in the last quarter. He's still trick or treat (drills 3/airballs 3 on consecuitive possessions), but he's tough.

Marc D'Amico

Brad Stevens on Marcus Smart's mindset, which helped him take over late in the fourth quarter: "His M.O. has been competitive will."

Marc D'Amico

Marcus Smart sinks three free throws to make it an 89-87 game with 39.3 seconds remaining in regulation. Ice in his (preseason) veins!

Emily Austen

Marcus Smart makes 3 HUGE free throws!!! #Celtics down 2 points with 39.3 seconds to play!!! #Raptors

Emily Austen

Marcus Smart gets fouled shooting the 3-pointer. #Celtics down 89-84

Abby Chin

Sweet sequence from Marcus Smart! Stole ball, laid out on the ground and hit the three at the other end. #CelticsTalk

Emily Austen

Green appears to be okay but checked out of the game for now. Marcus Smart comes into the game.

Ryan Wolstat

Tie game at the half after Marcus Smart fails to throw down a ridiculous follow dunk at the horn.

Abby Chin

Marcus Smart vocal getting back in transition. That's good to see. #CelticsTalk

Josh Lewenberg

Right now Marcus Smart is more running back than point guard, but once he adds some finesse to his power game he's going to be dangerous

Abby Chin

Marcus Smart tangle up with Amir Johnson at the defensive end. Rookie will not be intimidated tonight. #CelticsTalk

Ryan Wolstat

Marcus Smart fell on Amir Johnson’s legs. Normally jovial Amir staring daggers. Smart not out there to make friends.

Abby Chin

Avery Bradley coaching up the rookies including Marcus Smart during timeout. #CelticsTalk

Gary Washburn

Marcus Smart and Kyle Lowry are going hard at each other, Smart may have gained his first NBA rival #celtics #raptors

Abby Chin

Marcus Smart gets a nice reception from the crowd here in Portland. #CelticsTalk

Chris Mannix

Raptors Kyle Lowry a good player for rookie Marcus Smart to emulate. Lot of similarities with early careers. Both bulldog defenders.

Chris Mannix

15 minutes until Celtics-Raptors Pre-Game Live on @CSNNE. Talking Jonas Valanciunas's potential and why Marcus Smart should study Kyle Lowry

Jay King

Marcus Smart will come off the bench for the first time in exhibition season.

Ryan Wolstat

Kyle Lowry is the best. Was briefly bothered when I compared him to Marcus Smart, before quickly correcting Smart is compared to him.

Emily Austen

Practice following an off-day aren't always the sharpest. Plus @Marcus Smart is ready for a rematch vs. Kyle Lowry: on.nba.com/1qoQfWT

A. Sherrod Blakely

Also, same site (bovada.lv) have the odds of @Marcus Smart winning Rookie of the Year at 12:1. #CelticsTalk

Chris Forsberg

Brad Stevens on Marcus Smart: "The defensive side of the ball, I’m still blown away by it." (es.pn/ZpfXTR) http://t.co/CsCUrNIEBh

Ben Rohrbach

After watching Saturday's preseason game, @bradfo asked, "Is Marcus Smart really this bad a shooter?" We took a look. bit.ly/1D7s5b9

Marc D'Amico

Brad Stevens on Marcus Smart: "You're inevitably drawn to guys who do the right thing over and over and over... He's very consistent."

Scott Souza

#Celtics coach Brad Stevens on Marcus Smart: will work on shot, ball-handling focus today, still blown away by his defense.

Scott Souza

#Celtics Avery Bradley: Evan Turner and I talk a lot, try to help each other on bench. Both really trying to help Marcus Smart w/ advice.

Abby Chin

Hold 'em or fold 'em... Play @Marcus Smart! Tipoff for #Celtics and Knicks at Mogehan Sun just minutes away! @CSNNE http://t.co/aBlr2j66Gz

Gary Washburn

Marcus Smart admits he gave Kyle Lowry too much respect, "it made me take a step back and not play the way that I used to play.” #celtics

Josh Lewenberg

Good, bad and ugly from Celtics' rookie Marcus Smart midway thru the 1st. Very raw but intriguing skill set and size at the PG position

Jay King

Early takeaway: Avery Bradley still loves firing first-quarter shots and Marcus Smart might want to consider a little more offensive shyness

Paul Flannery

Marcus Smart just learned a valuable lesson. Don't get close enough to Kyle Lowry so he can fall down.

Emily Austen

Great ball movement from the #Celtics on that last possession. Marcus Smart finished it off with a corner 3. I like it!

Abby Chin

Little shake of the head by Marcus Smart after the miss, but teammates right there to give him some love... And then he nails the corner 3!

Gary Washburn

After airballing his first 3-pointer, Marcus Smart responds by hitting his second attempt despite being knocked down #celtics

Eric Koreen

Marcus Smart looks like a power forward.

Abby Chin

Too bad that won't count... sweet 360 jam from Marcus Smart!! #celticstalk

Chris Mannix

Marcus Smart knocking down jumpers has to make Brad Stevens giddy. Biggest weakness in his game. If he can be consistent, watch out.

Anthony Slater

Nice first half for Marcus Smart against the Knicks tonight: 4/7 FG, 2/3 3FG, 10 points, 3 assists, 1 steal in 13 minutes.