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Marcus Smart was all Heart


 I went to sleep believing there was still work being done on this trade. Little did I know the Celtics would trade the heart of the Celtics to the Memphis Grizzlies. Originally it was centered around Malcom Brogdon heading out. Instead it's Marcus Smart who has a one way ticket to Memphis. 

Personally I was high on the drafting of Marcus Smart. His defense and fire in college told me he was gonna be good. From day one he showed he wasn't afraid to get dirty on defense. Defense was his calling card and no one worked harder. As the years progressed his defense never waivered. Even to the point of winning defensive player of the year when the C's made the finals and lost. 

His work ethic on the offensive end showed improvements. He had a knack for posting up smaller guards, driving to the cup and eventually a decent three point shot. His decision making would always keep Celtics fans and myself shaking our head. Yet some way he made some epic key plays through his career here. I'm sure I'm not the only one who would see him pull up for three and go NO! Yet if he made it I was shaking my fist with pride. 

Unfortunately trades like this are sometimes a necessity. Yet it still hurts as a fan to say goodbye to a guy who ultimately we loved. I walked into work today and this is what I saw. Yes I ate a bowl of it yesterday ha. Not exactly healthy. 


I like Marcus and many others lost my mother to cancer. I will say this he made his mother proud each and every time he took the floor. I am sure he will do that in Memphis as well. I'm very torn with how I feel about this trade. I've never been a Porzingus guy, I hope Brad knows more than I do. I think this was needed, but I'm going to miss you Marcus. Thanks for all you gave on and off the court. You lived and showed Celtic Pride. Good Journey! With a lump in my throat and tear in my eye. 

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