Marcus Smart RUMORS & NEWS

  • Did Marcus Smart take shot at Kyrie Irving?

    Larry Brown Sports "Marcus Smart could be the latest to join in on the roast of Kyrie Irving. The Boston Celtics guard Smart spoke with reporters Tuesday and appeared to get in a shot at his ex-teammate Irving while talking about his own value. " June 29

  • Marcus Smart Explains His Green Hair

    Fadeaway World "Ahead of Game 6 of the NBA Finals, Marcus Smart spoke to the media about all kinds of different subjects. Among the topics of conversation? His green hair, which sticks out to anyone who has watched a Celtics game recently. As he explained to Sporting News, it has to do with his..." June 15

  • Marcus Smart Stopped Both Stephen Curry And Andrew Wiggins With One Screen

    Fadeaway World "Marcus Smart is one of the best defensive players and hustle guys in the NBA. He is somebody that is often willing to do the dirty work both offensively and defensively, even if that means pushing the boundaries of the rules. Recently, a video went viral of Marcus Smart stopping..." June 14

  • Celtics' Marcus Smart gets real on why it’s so ‘tough’ to defend Warriors’ Stephen Curry

    Clutch Points "The Boston Celtics have one of the best defenders in the game today in Marcus Smart. The fact that he just won Defensive Player of the Year this season is a clear testament to this fact. However, even the feisty combo guard himself struggles with trying to defend Golden State..." June 12

  • Marcus Smart defends Al Horford play that got Stephen Curry injured

    Sporting News "A lot of things went wrong for the Golden State Warriors in the fourth quarter of their 116-100 loss at the hands of the Celtics in Game 3, but the worst might have occurred with around four minutes left in the game. After a mad scramble for a loose ball, the Celtics' Al Horford..." June 09

  • Marcus Smart Talks Play That Injured Stephen Curry

    Bleacher Report "Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart isn't expecting a warm reception from Golden State Warriors fans when the NBA Finals begin Thursday largely because of his role in a play in which Warriors star Stephen Curry was injured in March. In an interview with Chris Haynes of..." June 01

  • Marcus Smart gives Warriors bulletin board material with claim involving LeBron James

    Clutch Points "The Boston Celtics enter the NBA Finals as underdogs to the Golden State Warriors, but it’s safe to say Marcus Smart believes his team has the upper hand. Why? Not just due to the fact Boston took a much more arduous path to the playoffs’ last series than its..." May 31

  • Giannis Antetokounmpo, Marcus Smart, Rudy Gobert Headline 2022 NBA All-Defensive Teams

    Bleacher Report "The NBA announced Friday the members of the 2021-22 All-Defensive Teams, with some familiar faces and this season's Defensive Player of the Year headlining the First Team.  Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart, Memphis Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson Jr., Utah Jazz center Rudy..." May 21

  • Things Get Heated Between Shaquille O'Neal, Charles Barkley

    The Spun "Before Golden State Warriors fans took their seats for Wednesday night's Western Conference Finals matchup against the Dallas Mavericks, they witnessed a spirited showdown outside Chase Center. During TNT's pre-game show, Charles Barkley and Shaquille O'Neal got into a..." May 19

  • Marcus Smart Had Several Options During Final Play of Bucks-Celtics and Chose the Worst One

    The Big Lead "Marcus Smart plays a big role in why the Boston Celtics win basketball games more often than not. But there are times where he just... loses his mind. It's hard to explain, yet everybody who viewed last night's Game 5 grudge match between Boston and the Milwaukee..." May 12

  • Blockbuster Trade Idea: Kevin Durant For Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart, And Two Picks

    Fadeaway World "When Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving joined forces and decided to play for the Brooklyn Nets, fans expected the duo to bring a few championships to the organization. On top of that, the Nets added James Harden to the mix to further bolster their chances at winning it all. While the..." April 29

  • Marcus Smart Breaks Out Defensive Player of the Year Robe Ahead of Game 2 vs. Nets

    The Big Lead "There are two things you need to know about Marcus Smart: he is a relentless defensive force who would do anything, and I mean anything, to win a basketball game, and he loves wearing robes to games. It is not entirely clear why, but wearing big, colorful robes on game day has become..." April 20

  • Marcus Smart Named NBA Defensive Player of the Year

    Sportsnet "Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart has won the NBA's Defensive Player of the year award for the 2022 season, the league announced Monday, making him the first at his position to earn the honours since Gary Payton in 1996. Only one other member of the Celtics'..." April 18

  • Gary Payton Endorses Marcus Smart As DPOY

    Fadeaway World "Marcus Smart is one of the best perimeter defenders in the league, and he is a player that can ruin an opponent's offensive game plan. As a result of his defensive prowess, he has received some DPOY consideration this season. Gary Payton is the only point guard that ever won the..." April 08

  • Marcus Smart On Why He Deserves The 2022 Defensive Player Of The Year Award Over Rudy Gobert

    Fadeaway World "With the 2021-22 regular season almost over, the favorites to win individual awards are becoming much more obvious. While the MVP race is as close as ever, the same cannot be said for the Defensive Player of the Year award race. As per the recent DPOY ladder released by the..." March 31

  • Stephen Curry’s dirty collision with Marcus Smart draws honest take from Warriors’ Juan Toscano-Anderson

    Clutch Points "Stephen Curry has been forced onto the sidelines following his controversial collision with Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart. The Golden State Warriors will reportedly miss their star player for the foreseeable future. Warriors role player Juan..." March 18

  • Marcus Smart responds to backlash over Steph Curry play

    Larry Brown Sports "Marcus Smart is mounting his defense after taking heat for a dangerous play on Steph Curry. The Golden State Warriors star Curry was injured during Wednesday’s game against the Boston Celtics when the Celtics guard Smart rolled over onto his foot while diving on the floor for a..." March 17

  • Draymond Green’s brutally honest take on Marcus Smart’s kick on Klay Thompson in Warriors loss

    Clutch Points "The Golden State Warriors losing to the Boston Celtics by a score of 110-88 was hardly the biggest takeaway from the game. A wild second-quarter sequence from Marcus Smart is what this game will be remembered by. After diving for a loose ball, removing Stephen..." March 17

  • Steve Kerr upset with Marcus Smart over ‘dangerous’ play on Steph Curry

    Larry Brown Sports "Steve Kerr was upset with Marcus Smart over committing two plays against the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night, including one play the Warriors coach deemed “dangerous.” The Boston Celtics smashed the Warriors 110-88 on Wednesday night at the Chase Center in San..." March 17

  • Marcus Smart has complaint about Defensive Player of the Year award

    Larry Brown Sports "Marcus Smart is known for being a pest on defense and has made the All-Defense team twice in his career. But he’s never gotten serious consideration for Defensive Player of the Year, and he thinks he knows why. Smart helped his Boston Celtics beat the Detroit Pistons 114-103 on..." March 12

  • Marcus Smart Gives Blunt Reasoning Why Isaiah Thomas isn’t a Celtic

    Heavy "Isaiah Thomas will always be part of the Boston Celtics history, and fans will remember his performances with a warm heart and fond smiles. Yet, it would seem that any hope of a reunion between the two parties is nothing more than wishful thinking. The Celtics are a young,..." March 11

  • Marcus Smart Sends Strong Message on New-Look Celtics

    Heavy "Following a flurry of trades at the deadline on February 10, the Boston Celtics now boast a defensively versatile roster. It should come as no surprise that Marcus Smart is ecstatic about his team’s recent addition of Derrick White and how the veteran guard’s..." February 12

  • Hawks Expressed Interest In Trade For Celtics’ Marcus Smart

    NBA Analysis "The Atlanta Hawks have been one of the hottest teams in the NBA as the trade deadline approaches after beginning the 2021-22 season on a rough note. Entering Monday’s slate of action, they had won seven consecutive games and already taken over the final play-in spot in the Eastern..." February 10

  • This Celtics-Wolves Trade Lands Marcus Smart In Minnesota

    NBA Analysis "The Boston Celtics have made the playoffs each of the last seven NBA seasons and they have made the Eaastern Conference Finals three different times in this span, but their playoff streak may be in doubt this season.  Currently 28-25, the Celtics have been a very shaky team..." February 05

  • Celtics’ Marcus Smart shares strong words on Robert Williams’ potential

    Clutch Points "Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart sees that the sky is the limit for center Robert Williams as an all-around defensive talent. In speaking following the Celtics’ key 113-103 home win against the Charlotte Hornets, Smart touched on what he said to Williams..." February 03

  • Celtics could swap Marcus Smart for Timberwolves' Patrick Beverley

    Larry Brown Sports "The Boston Celtics and the Minnesota Timberwolves could be making a trade that looks a lot like the Spider-Man pointing meme. Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer reported Wednesday that the Wolves are exploring trade avenues involving guard Patrick Beverley before Beverley..." February 02

  • Does Jaylen Brown’s Cryptic Message Trash Marcus Smart?

    Heavy "For some fans, whether intentional or not, Boston Celtics All-Star Jaylen Brown left room for the imagination when he posted a cryptic message on social media Sunday evening. Amidst talk amongst NBA circles that the 2021-22 Celtics are in dire..." January 31

  • 3 teams that must risk it all in trade for Celtics guard Marcus Smart

    Clutch Points "Ever since he was drafted by the Boston Celtics, Marcus Smart has been one of the NBA’s most energetic and irritating players to face on the defensive end. The two-time All-Defensive Team member is not fun to play against. But sometimes, he hasn’t been fun to play..." January 28

  • Celtics nearly risked trading Marcus Smart in Cam Reddish deal

    Clutch Points "Marcus Smart and the NBA trade deadline are akin to Santa Claus and Christmas Eve in the sense that the person is always associated with a date on the calendar. The Boston Celtics’ defensive stalwart has been a part of countless trade rumors over the years. The latest trade..." January 27

  • Celtics Could Acquire CJ McCollum For Three Player Package Including Marcus Smart

    Fadeaway World "The Boston Celtics have been a team that has not delivered on expectations. Even though they have two talented wings in Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, they are still stuck as being a play-in tier team. In this article, we provide a trade scenario where the Boston Celtics acquire CJ..." January 25

  • Celtics Could Trade Marcus Smart Before February Deadline

    Fadeaway World "At 23-22 on the season, the Boston Celtics are not having the season they hoped for. From opening night, inconsistency has defined their campaign and both fans and analysts alike have grown increasingly concerned about the future of the team. So, with February's trade deadline..." January 19

  • These 3 Teams Should Pursue Trade For Celtics’ Marcus Smart

    NBA Analysis "The Boston Celtics have made their intentions for the near future clear. They want to build up the roster around their two young NBA All-Stars, Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, not pull the plug on the pairing and break them up. Despite having two excellent cornerstones, the Celtics..." January 07