Marcus Smart RUMORS & NEWS

  • Celtics guard Marcus Smart’s John Adams reference hilariously backfires

    Clutch Points "Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart was just giving a fan some tips on becoming a better defensive player, but an interesting part of his tweet pushed the conversation to stray off topic. After a fan named Denzel asked Smart what he can do to improve defensively, Smart..." September 18

  • Patrick Beverley, Marcus Smart talk about being a great defender

    Pro Basketball Talk "Perimeter defense is a priority in the NBA. Even if a team has Rudy Gobert back in the paint protecting the rim, if perimeter defenders are just getting blown by it sets a defense into scramble mode, and good teams will score (see the Clippers beating Gobert’s Jazz last..." September 18

  • Ime Udoka Asks Celtics Star Marcus Smart to ‘Take Another Step’ in 2021-22

    Heavy "Celtics’ Ime Udoka On Marcus Smart: ‘We’re Looking for a lot of Different Things’ Udoka joined the NESN/WEEI Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon, Tuesday and talked about Smart along with what went into deciding to extend Marcus’ contract. August 24

  • Why Celtics Star’s Future is Worth Brad Stevens’ Investment

    Heavy "Before heading into the final year of his contract, Boston Celtics veteran Marcus Smart and Celtics president of basketball operations Brad Stevens agreed on a four-year, $77.1 million extension, thus eliminating Boston’s short-term cap flexibility while securing..." August 19

  • What does Marcus Smart’s extension mean for Celtics’ pursuit of a superstar?

    The Athletic "Eleven shamrocks. It’s what Marcus Smart tweeted shortly after The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported Monday that the Celtics guard had agreed to a four-year, $77.1 million contract extension. Seven clovers for each season he has spent in..." August 18

  • Celtics will live to regret signing Marcus Smart to extension

    Clutch Points "Boston just locked up Marcus Smart for the long haul. The longtime Celtics guard signed a four-year extension that keeps him on the team until 2026. But throughout the past season, it felt as though the writing was on the wall for Smart’s tenure in Boston. Just earlier this..." August 17

  • Marcus Smart, Celtics Reportedly Agree to 4-Year, $77.1 Max Contract Extension

    Bleacher Report "Marcus Smart and the Boston Celtics are staying together for the foreseeable future.  Per Shams Charania of Stadium and The Athletic, Smart has agreed to a four-year extension worth $77.1 million that will keep him with the Celtics through..." August 16

  • Celtics offer Marcus Smart four-year, $77.2 million extension

    Pro Basketball Talk "Marcus Smart will get the keys to the offense and be the Celtics starting point guard this season (a one-year contract with Dennis Schroder could change that dynamic, but as of now Smart gets the role). Whether or not Smart is the point guard of the future in Boston is..." August 06

  • Spencer Dinwiddie Trade Could Land Nets Marcus Smart

    Heavy "NBA free agency does not officially kick off until 6:00 PM EST on August 2, but the rumor mill is already churning. Given that the Brooklyn Nets already have most of their salary cap invested in their three stars Kevin Durant, James Harden, and Kyrie Irving they are not..." August 02

  • Boston Celtics Should Absolutely Not Trade Marcus Smart Under Any Circumstances

    The Big Lead "Brad Stevens has been terribly busy in the first few months of his new gig as the general manager, rather than the head coach, of the Boston Celtics. His first big deal came last month, when he traded Kemba Walker and the No. 16 overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft to the Oklahoma City Thunder..." August 02

  • The reason a Marcus Smart trade could be coming soon for the Celtics

    Clutch Points "Brad Stevens hasn’t wasted much time to wheel and deal some moves since taking over for Danny Ainge in the Boston Celtics front office. With free agency arriving, don’t expect the moves to stop now. The Celtics have a need at point guard after trading Kemba..." August 02

  • 3 contenders who could pursue a trade for Celtics’ Marcus Smart

    NBA Analysis "The Boston Celtics wasted no time this offseason when it came to shaking up its roster after a disappointing 2020-21 NBA season. Days after taking over for Danny Ainge in the front office, Brad Stevens traded away starting point guard Kemba Walker. Walker was traded to the Oklahoma..." July 26

  • This Mavericks-Celtics trade sends Marcus Smart to Dallas

    NBA Analysis "Marcus Smart has long been considered a marquee player on the Boston Celtics and he’s constantly been mentioned in NBA trade rumors. Those rumors aren’t subsiding this offseason as Boston enters a new regime with Brad Stevens in the front office and Ime Udoka as head..." July 22

  • NBA Analyst Calls ‘B.S.’ on Surging Marcus Smart Speculation

    Heavy "Gauging Marcus Smart’s trade value has been quite the rollercoaster this offseason. Not so long ago, it appeared as if the Boston Celtics would be thin on suitors should they shop their perceived starting point guard. Back in June, a league source cited the..." July 14

  • 3 perfect trade destinations for Boston Celtics’ Marcus Smart

    NBA Analysis "The 2021 offseason has already been an eventful one for the Boston Celtics and we haven’t even gotten to the NBA Draft yet. The Celtics have already reconfigured their brain trust, as the front office and coaching staff are different from the ones that were in place when the Brooklyn Nets..." July 10

  • 2 trade packages the Celtics could offer the for Pacers’ Malcolm Brogdon

    NBA Analysis "With the trade of Kemba Walker already being done this offseason, the Boston Celtics will now be shopping for a point guard. Luckily for them, there will be a number of them available, whether it is in NBA free agency or via trade. While many Celtics fans are holding out hope that the..." July 10

  • New coach Ime Udoka vows to push Boston Celtics stars Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart

    ESPN "New Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka said Monday that he's excited to get the chance to work with the team's young stars, forwards Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, and to push them as hard as he can so they can get even better than they already..." June 28

  • Bulls Sign-And-Trade Proposal Swaps Lauri Markkanen for Marcus Smart

    Heavy "With no first-round pick in the upcoming 2021 NBA Draft, the Chicago Bullsshould be looking ahead to free agency, one of few avenues they’ll have to upgrade the roster. But before they can do anything this summer, Arturas Karnisovas and the front office will first have to..." June 27

  • Should Marcus Smart be Celtics point guard of the future?

    NBC Sports Bay Area "The Celtics have a void at starting point guard with the departure of Kemba Walker. The obvious question: Is Marcus Smart capable of filling -- and thriving in -- that role? While Smart is better known for his rugged defense and dodgy shot selection, he is a criminally..." June 22

  • Marcus Smart Trade Proposal Lands Celtics Potential Kemba Replacement

    Heavy "The Boston Celtics have traded Kemba Walker… now what? While Walker’s injuries, age and namely salary bogged down his long-term value for the Cs, his exit from Beantown still leaves a major hole at point guard. For all the good rookie Payton Pritchard..." June 19

  • Celtics Could Seriously Trade Marcus Smart This Offseason

    Fadeaway World "With Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, the Boston Celtics have a core that can last for years. The trick now for new team President Brad Stevens is figuring out which group of role-players best compliments the pair. For a long time, Celtics fans believed Marcus Smart was one of those..." June 11

  • Longest-Tenured Celtic Marcus Smart Could Yield ‘Potential Blockbuster’ Trade

    Heavy "We’re not even a full month removed from their final game, yet the Boston Celtics find themselves firmly engulfed in trade hypotheticals. Can the Cs move Kemba Walker’s contract? Is Jaylen Brown truly untouchable? Will hiring Jason Kidd lure Damian Lillard to..." June 08

  • Marcus Smart Trade Proposal Secures Celtics ‘Viable’ Kemba Walker Replacement In Coby White

    Heavy "Marcus Smart has done plenty of good during his seven seasons in Beantown. Widely regarded as the emotional leader of the Boston Celtics, Smart has notched back-to-back All-Defensive First Team selections, firmly solidifying himself as one of the league’s best on-ball defenders...." May 30

  • ‘You Might as Well Stay at Home’: Celtics Vet Marcus Smart Sounds Off After Game 1 Loss

    Heavy "The Boston Celtics came out fighting in Game 1 on Saturday night, but ultimately collapsed down the stretch. The Cs took a 53-47 lead into the half, only to watch the Brooklyn Nets completely extinguish that lead — which at one point capped out at 12 points. The Celtics mustered..." May 23

  • Celtics’ Kemba Walker, Marcus Smart out vs. Cleveland Cavaliers

    Sportsnaut "The struggling Boston Celtics ruled out guards Kemba Walker and Marcus Smart for Wednesday night’s road game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Walker will sit due to injury management of his troublesome left knee while Smart is out with a bruised right calf. Boston..." May 12

  • Marcus Smart Suspended for Using 'Threatening Language' Toward Official

    TSN "Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart has been suspended without pay for one game for using threatening language toward a game official, the NBA announced on Wednesday. The incident occurred during Tuesday night's 119-115 loss to the Oklahoma City..." April 28

  • Jabari Parker Impressed Brad Stevens, Marcus Smart In Celtics Debut

    NESN "Jabari Parker has only been with the Boston Celtics for 24 hours, but that didn’t stop head coach Brad Stevens from having the newly-signed forward play high-pressure minutes. Parker checked back in Saturday’s game against the Golden State Warriors with 1:52 left in..." April 18