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  1. NBA Rookie Watch: All the Stars We're Going to Know and Love...

    Andrew Sharp and Juliet Litman

    As the NBA season draws near, Grantland's NBA staff will be asking and attempting to answer a series of 20 pressing questions facing players, teams, and coaches. Since before the NBA draft, we've known that this year's rookie c...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  2. Rapid Reaction: Celtics 95, Nets 90

    Chris Forsberg

    The biggest knock on Boston Celtics rookie Marcus Smart during the exhibition season is that he has struggled shooting the ball, particularly beyond the 3-point arc. While coach Brad Stevens acknowledged a need for greater offensive consistency from ...

    Blog | October 19, 2014
  3. Bill and Jalen’s 2014-15 NBA Preview: Milwaukee Bucks and B...

    Bill Simmons and Jalen Rose

    Bill and Jalen both think they might have ranked the Bucks too low on this list because they love Jabari Parker and Giannis "The Greek Freak" Antetokounmpo. To be fair, there are concerns about Larry Sanders's behavi...

    Blog | October 16, 2014
  4. 2014-15 NBA preview: Boston Celtics outlook

    Jordan Brenner

    How will the Boston Celtics fare in 2014-15? Here's our projection.

    Story | Conversation | October 15, 2014
  5. Smart's defense continues to draw raves

    Chris Forsberg

    WALTHAM, Mass. -- Ever stoic on the sideline, there might be no greater in-game compliment that Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens can offer one of his players than a series of quick claps and a shout of encouragement. That's exactly what rookie Ma...

    Blog | October 13, 2014
  6. Jared Sullinger diary: Talking Stevens, Smart, Turner and Broncos...

    Jared Sullinger

    Boston Celtics forward Jared Sullinger is keeping a diary for ESPNBoston.com this season. He tips off his first entry by explaining how Brad Stevens' coaching style has changed, what Marcus Smart adds to the roster, how the team will win more games t...

    Blog | October 11, 2014
  7. Can the Boston Celtics be a top-10 defense?

    Chris Forsberg

    Can the Celtics play top-10 defense? It's not as crazy as it sounds.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2014
  8. Smart wise beyond his years on defense

    Chris Forsberg

    WALTHAM, Mass. -- By the end of Monday night, the Philadelphia 76ers' ball handlers seemed sick of seeing Boston Celtics rookie Marcus Smart in front of them, and the team's big men appeared resigned to the fact that there was little they could do to...

    Blog | October 07, 2014
  9. Pregame: Smart starts preseason opener

    Chris Forsberg

    BOSTON -- Boston Celtics rookie guard Marcus Smart will start in the team's exhibition opener on Monday night against the Philadelphia 76ers. Smart sat out Sunday's practice due to a minor groin injury, but is ready to go for the first of four pre...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  10. Camp fires: Green, Smart sit out Sunday

    Chris Forsberg

    WALTHAM, Mass. -- The Boston Celtics returned to the practice floor Sunday, but with thinned numbers as minor injuries in the early portion of training camp have sidelined some more top names. Both Jeff Green (calf) and rookie Marcus Smart (groin)...

    Blog | October 05, 2014
  11. Brad Stevens will mix and match to find best Boston Celtics roste...

    Chris Forsberg

    Brad Stevens will mix and match players to figure out his best roster.

    Story | Conversation | October 03, 2014
  12. Celtics likely just got Smarter

    Chris Forsberg

    Getty ImagesWithout Rajon Rondo (left) for 6-8 weeks, the Celtics will lean heavier on rookie Marcus Smart.With Boston Celtics starting point guard Rajon Rondo sidelined six to eight weeks following surgery on his left hand, rookie Marcus Smart is li...

    Blog | September 27, 2014
  13. In focus: Smart's defense

    Chris Forsberg

    On Wednesday, Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix Tweeted how scouts consider Boston Celtics rookie guard Marcus Smart the potential next "great perimeter defender." Smart's defensive potential isn't in question, but it did get us wondering just how we...

    Blog | September 04, 2014
  14. National treasure for Smart, Olynyk

    Chris Forsberg

    Boston Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca has deep Duke University roots, so a text from coach Mike Krzyzewski isn't particularly noteworthy on its own. But Pagliuca's phone buzzed earlier this month with a message from Coach K that made him smile. "...

    Blog | August 29, 2014
  15. Video: Smart's first pitch at Fenway

    ESPNBoston.com

    The Boston Celtics provided a behind-the-scenes look as Marcus Smart threw out a first pitch during a Red Sox game at Fenway Park last week:...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  16. Summer Forecast: Smart's start

    Chris Forsberg

    Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images How will Marcus Smart fare in his first NBA season? Expectations appear high.Each weekday for a three-week span, our summer panel of prognosticators -- a motley crew featuring our friends in the Celtics blogging ...

    Blog | August 20, 2014