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Celtics suspend Smart for preseason finale for breaking team rule

3 days ago   |   By TheScore

The Boston Celtics suspended guard Marcus Smart for Friday's preseason meeting with the Miami Heat for a violation of team rules, head coach Ime Udoka told NBC Sports' Chris Forsberg. "It's internal. We've handled it. He's remorseful," Udoka said. "We hold Marcus to a high standard.... Marcus is one of our leaders that we expect a lot from. He understands that.... Move on from there." The two-time NBA All-Defensive first-team selection did not participate in Thursday's 103-102 defeat to the Orlando Magic. Smart reportedly missed the team's flight to Orlando, resulting in the suspension...
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Report: Celtics suspend Marcus Smart for preseason game vs. Heat

3 days ago   |   By Yardbarke

The Celtics open up their 2021-2022 regular season against Kemba Walker and the Knicks at 7:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday.
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Ime Udoka Addresses Marcus Smart Suspension; Reported Reason For It

3 days ago   |   By NESN

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Marcus Smart won't play for the Boston Celtics in their preseason game against the Miami Heat on Friday night due to violating a team rule , and now we have a bit more clarity as to what happened.
Head coach Ime Udoka met with reporters Thursday afternoon and was asked about what led to the incident.
“It's internal. We handled it. He's remorseful and we hold Marcus to a high standard, we made it clear from Day 1,” Udoka told reporters, via NBC Sports Boston. “So, he'll obviously be out tomorrow night, he's with us here on the trip, and just look forward to moving on from...
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Source: Smart missed flight, won't play vs. Heat

3 days ago   |   By ESPN

The Celtics have suspended Marcus Smart for Friday's final preseason game against the Heat, with a source telling ESPN that the guard was punished for missing the team flight.
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Celtics suspend Marcus Smart, reportedly for missing flight

3 days ago   |   By ProBasketballTalk

The Celtics just made a long-term investment into Marcus Smart. They view him as a leader.
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Aaron Nesmith Impressed Ime Udoka With ‘Aggressive' Play In Celtics-Magic

3 days ago   |   By NESN

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The Celtics may have lost Wednesday night, but Aaron Nesmith was a bright spot for Boston.
Nesmith dropped a game-high 23 points in the 103-102 loss to the Orlando Magic. He also racked up four assists, three rebounds and shot 8-for-16 from the field.
The second-year forward capitalized with Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, Marcus Smart and Al Horford all not playing , and head coach Ime Udoka liked what he saw.
“He was extremely aggressive there and carried that into open gym and training camp, and he gets an opportunity with those guys sitting out tonight and plays very...
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Report: Marcus Smart Suspended by Celtics for Game vs. Heat for 'Breaching Team Rule'

3 days ago   |   By Bleacher Report

The Boston Celtics suspended veteran guard Marcus Smart for Friday's preseason game against the Miami Heat, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic and...
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NBA Rumors: Celtics Suspend Marcus Smart For Preseason Game Vs. Heat

3 days ago   |   By NESN

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The Boston Celtics look to bounce back from their preseason loss to the Orlando Magic when they take on the Miami Heat on Friday, but will be without one of their core players.
The Athletic's Shams Charania on Thursday reported the Celtics suspended Marcus Smart for Friday's game for “breaching a team rule.”
“Smart and Celtics have discussed the matter, resolved it and he was with the team on road trip in Orlando and now Miami,” Charania tweeted.
Smart did not play in Boston's one-point loss Wednesday.
The Celtics already are without Jaylen Brown and Al Horfor d due to...
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