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Celtics have dealt Marcus Smart to the Memphis Grizzlies

 This reported pre-draft deal can certainly NOT be referred to as one of the :"tweaks to the roster" that Brad Stevens had mentioned. Marcus Smart is destined to join the Memphis Grizzlies in a 3-team transaction and the Celtics will, in turn, acquire the Wizards Kristaps Porzingis and the 25th overall pick in today's NBA draft. 


Boston will send both Danilo Gallinari and Mike Muscala to Washington - to be joined there by the Grizzlies Tyus Jones. The Celtics will also receive Golden State's protected first-round pick in the 2024 draft.

Porzingis will alomst-certainly have an immediate positive effect for his new team, but the hurtful part of this deal is the departure of Smart, the longest-tenured (9 seasons) Celtic. He was also the heart of the team and the pace-setter. This will be a blow to so many Boston fans that idolized The Wolverine's dedication to in-your-shirt defense and extraordinary hustle. 

And thank you, sir, for what you did for my family at one of our darkest times!

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  1. Marcus always carried himself with class as Celtic. It seems as person even more so.

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  2. I am guessing that it was necessary under the circumstances, but why him?

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