HoopsHype Marcus Smart Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: October 24, 2014 | 11:44 AM

A. Sherrod Blakely

Rondo will practice today. Marcus Smart is still under the weather. Will not practice today. #Celticstalk

Gary Washburn

Marcus Smart will not practice again today (flu) #celtics

Marc D'Amico

Marcus Smart is still sick (stomach bug) and will miss a second consecutive practice today.

Jay King

Marcus Smart out again with illness. It started before the game Wednesday night.

Anthony Slater

Marcus Smart capped a nice preseason last night with 16 pts, 4 asts and 2 stls vs Brooklyn. The highlights: youtu.be/sTqA5AFBX1s

Diego Carignani

Informa @Sean Grande q @Marcus Smart podría hacer historia en el primer partido de la temp. Seria el primer rookie en 15 años en titularizar.

Kurt Helin

Marcus Smart will start at point guard for Celtics until Rajon Rondo gets healthy dlvr.it/7J7QyP

Gary Washburn

HOF Reggie Miller said he doesn't see Rajon Rondo with #celtics past this season, especially is Marcus Smart develops.

Sean Grande

If Rondo remains out Wednesday, Marcus Smart will be the first rookie to start opening night for the Celtics since Adrian Griffin in 1999.

Jay King

Marcus Smart will start at point guard if Rondo doesn't return by opening night. masslive.com/celtics/index.…

Marc D'Amico

Avery Bradley on Marcus Smart: "He plays hard every single possession. He's learning every day."

Gary Washburn

Marcus Smart will not practice today because of the flu #Celtics

Jay King

Marcus Smart out sick from practice today.

Marc D'Amico

Marcus Smart will start at point guard on Opening Night if Rajon Rondo cannot play, according to Brad Stevens.

Jay King

Stevens declared Marcus Smart the opening night starter if Rondo can't play.

Scott Souza

#Celtics rookie Marcus Smart said even if his shot is not falling, he just can't let it affect rest of his game.

Scott Souza

#Celtics rookie Marcus Smart acknowledged people have questioned his shot all his life, uses that as motivation.

Scott Souza

#Celtics rookie Marcus Smart: Coaches encouraged me to attack basket more tonight. They gave me lanes, so I took them.

Marc D'Amico

Brad Stevens says that he loves the fact that Marcus Smart is "always aggressive" at both ends of the floor.

Scott Souza

#Celtics coach Brad Stevens: Marcus Smart is always aggressive. I like it. You can live with a bad shot here and there when he's doing that.

Lenn Robbins

#NBA GMs voted #Bucks Jabari Parker as preseason Rookie of the Year. Watching Marcus Smart right now and calling for a revote #Celtics #Nets

Jared Weiss

Marcus Smart had 11 points in the 2nd quarter while Sully had 7 rebounds. Wallace had nearly a dozen Tommy points though. #Celtics

Marc D'Amico

Jared Sullinger (Seven points, 13 rebounds) and Marcus Smart (16 points, 4 assists, 2 steals) lead the Celtics to a 58-44 halftime lead.

Scott Souza

#Celtics rookie Marcus Smart with big first half - 16 points, 4 assists; Jared Sullinger w/ 7 points, 13 rebounds. C's up 58-44. Good stuff.

Jared Weiss

33 points for #Celtics in second quarter as Marcus Smart and Gerald Wallace put on a show to close out the half. 13 reb for Sully?!?!

Scott Souza

Real nice to see #Celtics rookie Marcus Smart attacking basket tonight. Through seven preseason games he had taken 52 shots - 39 of them 3s.

Jay King

The Gerald Wallace-Marcus Smart two-man game is not stoppable against human opposition.

Jessica Camerato

Gerald Wallace is on the court w/Marcus Smart and James Young. He has 24,445 more minutes of NBA reg. season playing time than the rookies.

Alex Raskin

One guy is trying to get a "wicked smart" chant going for Marcus Smart. Nobody seems to be on board. #Nets 34 #Celtics 32.

Jessica Camerato

Once Marcus Smart settles into the NBA, he is going to pose some serious matchup problems with his size.

Scott Souza

#Celtics Marcus Smart gets start at point guard tonight. Based on 'possibility' Rajon Rondo plays opening night, may be his last for awhile.

Kyle Draper

In 15 mins on #Celtics PreGame Live, @celticsvoice goes 1on1 w Rajon Rondo. The Cs pt guard talks injury, season & Marcus Smart #CelticsTalk

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.