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Brad Stevens misread the title of my article

This is the correct title of my article from  June 13:

Celtics need to focus on size, smarts and synergy in any transaction.

I can only guess that Brad Stevens, with all of the hubbub of the impending draft, misread that title as something along these lines:

Celtics need to focus on size, "Smart" and synergy in any transaction

Brad added size in the form of 7'3" Kristaps Porzingas and traded away Marcus Smart. He obviously didn't read the article.

So how about the "synergy" part? Well, Hardwood Houdini's Dylan Thomas has broached the possibility of a rift between Smart and Brown. Though no direct information has surfaced about such a rift, there was clearly some discord on the court in the Eastern Finals versus the Miami Heat. Dropping the first three games with home court advantage - and then winning the next three (proving they had the ability to do so) - indicated something was not right within the ranks.

So will the trade of Marcus lead to the Celtics getting in synch for the regular season and playoffs for 2023-24? Time will answer that question. Was Smart a sacrificial lamb in the attempt to regain harmony? Should the "casualty" have been Jaylen Brown - sending him away in a trade? 

Anyway, Brad Stevens, even if you don't read my articles, please pay close attention to the titles. I was talking "smarts" - as in "intelligence" - not Marcus Smart - you know, the guy that spent nine years in Boston and gave his all for Boston fans.


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