Marcus Smart Unlikely To Return Before All-Star Break

Celtics guard Marcus Smart will miss more time than expected as he continues to recover from a Grade 1 left calf strain he suffered on January 30, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

When Smart was initially diagnosed, his projected recovery timeline was reportedly two or three weeks. Wojnarowski indicates that Smart now isn’t expected to return until after the upcoming All-Star break, which concludes on March 10. The hope is that he’ll be able to suit up for the start of the second half, Woj adds.

The defensive-oriented Smart is currently averaging 13.1 PPG on 39.4% shooting from the floor, 6.1 APG (a career high), 2.8 RPG and 1.8 SPG. The Celtics are 10-8 with Smart in the lineup and 5-6 without him this season.

Head coach Brad Stevens noted today that Smart traveled with the Celtics for their game against the Pelicans this afternoon and even engaged in “light on-court activities” with the club ahead of tip-off.

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10 thoughts on “Marcus Smart Unlikely To Return Before All-Star Break

    • buttholesurfer69

      Sad thing for Boston is they have that trade exception

      yet all the young role players have under performed to the extent idk who would actually want them

  1. phillyballers

    Celtics don’t need Smart. They got Robert Williams. If you just tuned in, broadcasters are demanding they take down Bill Russell’s number in the rafters. Did you know, Robert Williams scored a career high 12 points once? I could not gush any more.

  2. KnickerbockerAl

    Robert Williams is only guy I saw handle Zion. Too bad Celts lost. Good gm n win for NO. Celtics could of used Smart today against NO. I keep saying this, I’ve been saying this. Like Tacko but why have him on team if he’s not your rim protector. Celtics should be on phone for McGee. Celtics can go small with any team. With a rim protector they can play with anybody. To close out gms you need D and rebounding. Having Williams or Thompson at the 4 gives you that. Be nice to have a rim protector at the 5.

  3. buttholesurfer69

    Celtics offense is beyond trash. It’s like being transported to 2005 watching Tatum jab step for 21 seconds then toss up step back 3’s.

    And I agree about Tacko. Playing Theiss and Thompson together is brutal. Give the big man a shot.

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