Marcus Smart

Jayson Tatum
Getty Images
Nick Friar
September 14, 2019 - 9:58 am
On the whole, the trip to China was a disappointment for everyone on Team USA. That’s not to say the chemistry was bad between certain guys or anything of the sort. Players made sure to squash that on social media. The fact of the matter is they lost. Team USA isn’t supposed to lose, as much as the...
Read More
Marcus Smart
Getty Images
Nick Friar
September 11, 2019 - 1:48 pm
Although Team USA was eliminated from medal contention following the loss to France on Wednesday , they still have a game on Thursday against Serbia. And it looks like they’ll have to play without Marcus Smart. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Smart wanted to play, but Team USA made the...
Read More
Donovan Mitchell and Kemba Walker
Getty Images
Nick Friar
September 11, 2019 - 9:18 am
Missed free throws. They’ll always come back to bite you. Celtics fans know this all too well, and the problem permeated into Team USA’s 89-79 loss to France on Wednesday. Marcus Smart — for all of his heroics in the game — missed four free throws. Kemba Walker is typically a strong free-throw...
Read More
Kemba Walker
Getty Images
Nick Friar
September 09, 2019 - 10:37 am
Kemba Walker continues to be Team USA’s most reliable player on the offensive end at the 2019 FIBA World Cup. In Monday’s second-round game against Brazil, it felt like Walker could do anything he wanted from start to finish. He got to the basket easily, scoring 16 points on 6 of 9 shooting. He...
Read More
Marcus Smart and Kemba Walker
Getty Images
Nick Friar
September 07, 2019 - 12:20 am
Both Marcus Smart (quad) and Jayson Tatum (ankle) were unavailable in Team USA’s win over Japan on Thursday . Luckily for Team USA, they didn’t need either in the 98-45 win. Tatum remains unavailable for the second-round game against Giannis Antetokounmpo and Greece, though it appears his Celtics...
Read More
Jaylen Brown
Getty Images
Nick Friar
September 05, 2019 - 10:25 am
In place of Team USA’s game against Japan on Thursday, there was a one-man dunk contest in Shanghai featuring Jaylen Brown. After barely playing in the win over Turkey, the Celtics wing finished with 20 points on 9 of 15 shooting in Team USA's 98-45 win. He also had seven rebounds and two steals in...
Read More
Kemba Walker
Getty Images
Nick Friar
September 01, 2019 - 10:28 am
For a short while, it looked like the Czech Republic was going to give Team USA some trouble. But after a bit of a slow start, the U.S. cruised to an 88-67 win. Jayson Tatum took control in the first half, scoring 10 on 4 of 7 shooting (2-for-4 from three). He also had three rebounds, a block and...
Read More
Daniel Theis
Getty Images
Nick Friar
August 31, 2019 - 11:33 pm
Team USA is littered with Celtics — Kemba Walker, Marcus Smart, Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown — but there are a couple others participating in the 2019 FIBA World Cup. Daniel Theis is playing for Germany with the Thunder’s Dennis Schroder. Newly acquired Vincent Poirier is featured on France’s...
Read More
Gregg Popovich, Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown
Getty Images
Nick Friar
August 26, 2019 - 10:49 am
Team USA concluded its slate of exhibition games on Monday with an 84-68 win over Canada. Not exactly a dominant conclusion offensively before the U.S. heads off to China for the 2019 FIBA World Cup, but Jaylen Brown had a day. He led Team USA with 19 points in 19 minutes on 8 of 11 shooting (1-for...
Read More
Jaylen Brown
Getty Images
Nick Friar
August 24, 2019 - 11:23 am
Following Team USA’s first-ever loss to the Australian national team, USA Basketball has announced its official roster for the 2019 FIBA World Cup. In the end, Kyle Kuzma was the odd man out, not San Antonio’s Derrick White. Though, it wasn’t a performance-based decision. The Lakers forward didn’t...
Read More

Pages