Marcus Smart

Celtics guard Marcus Smart and forward Gordon Hayward
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Nick Friar
July 09, 2019 - 7:18 pm
Gordon Hayward has been named the National Basketball Players Association’s 2019 Comeback Player of the Year after returning from his traumatic season-ending injury in 2017-18. Hayward was still hot and cold throughout much of the 2018-19 season, but he managed to play in 72 games and averaged 11.5...
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Celtics guard Marcus Smart
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Nick Friar
June 25, 2019 - 4:00 pm
Since 2016, the NBA has found a way to award one player throughout the league for his extra effort on the floor with the appropriately named NBA Hustle Award. Somehow, Monday marked the first time the honor has been bestowed upon Celtics guard Marcus Smart. For a player who’s about winning above...
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Celtics guard Marcus Smart
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Nick Friar
June 25, 2019 - 1:56 pm
Kyrie Irving and Al Horford may be on their way out of Boston, but Marcus Smart won’t hold that against them. Even with rumors circulating about Irving’s displeasure last season, Smart has been in communication with the star guard to check in on his well-being. None of the things they’ve discussed...
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Boston Celtics Terry Rozier, Al Horford, Kyrie Irving and Jayson Tatum
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Nick Friar
June 17, 2019 - 8:08 am
Between the reports of Kyrie Irving favoring the Nets over everyone else — or being “ prepared to sign with ” Brooklyn, however you want to phrase it — and another stating the Celtics are losing faith in his return , along with the Lakers winning the battle over Anthony Davis on Saturday, it doesn’...
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Celtics Kyrie Irving, Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum
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Nick Friar
June 14, 2019 - 2:50 pm
Anyone who followed the Celtics for five minutes in 2018-19 shouldn’t be surprised by news that Kyrie Irving had a less than ideal relationship with his younger teammates. Jayson Tatum recently expressed the Celtics, in fact, did get along. Problem was, the chemistry was only solid off the court...
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Celtics forward Jaylen Brown and Raptors forward Kawhi Leonard
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Nick Friar
June 08, 2019 - 9:15 am
When the Spurs were looking to move Kawhi Leonard after his rather odd 2017-18 season, the Celtics made a bid, according to Zach Lowe of ESPN. Last summer, Lowe reported the offer included draft picks, but no significant, proven NBA talent. Because, as Adrian Wojnarowski reported at the time, the...
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New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis
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Nick Friar
June 07, 2019 - 8:52 pm
If you just can’t take the Kyrie Irving nonsense anymore, you’re in luck: Anthony Davis rumors are back in style. On the latest episode of Sports Illustrated’s podcast “ The Crossover ,” Chris Mannix said he’s under the impression the Celtics are “not going to take their foot off the gas when it...
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Lucy Burdge
May 22, 2019 - 8:39 pm
Welcome to Thursday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire . THURSDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS: MLB: NY Yankees at Baltimore, 12:30 p.m. (MLB Network) MLB: Boston at Toronto, 12:37 p.m. (NESN, WEEI-FM 93.7) MLB:...
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Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart
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Nick Friar
May 22, 2019 - 4:06 pm
It took longer than Celtics fans probably would’ve liked, but Marcus Smart has finally earned recognition from the rest of the NBA for his defensive prowess, being named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team for the first time in his five-year career. Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, guard Eric...
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Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier
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Nick Friar
May 16, 2019 - 12:53 pm
So I read the column by WEEI.com’s own Alex Reimer in defense of Terry Rozier yesterday. Of course, the headline, “Terry Rozier’s delusion is perfectly natural” caught my attention first. If this was written satirically I’d understand, but I don’t think that was the case. When I actually read the...
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