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Marcus Smart to Boston Celtics: What they're saying

Marcus Smart to Boston Celtics: What they're saying

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Oklahoma State point guard Marcus Smart was drafted sixth overall Thursday night to the Boston Celtics. Here's what Boston and national media had to say about the pick:
Boston Globe: "Oklahoma State point guard Marcus Smart, the player the Celtics tabbed with the sixth pick in the 2014 draft, has an NBA-ready body and oozes intangibles. It’s a good pick. But it’s unfair to look to him to restore the prestige to the parquet in 2014." Read Globe story here.
Boston Herald: "Smart ... could quickly move beyond the asset stage. He’s about to go through a significant education if he starts out next to (Rajon) Rondo. Brad Stevens can envision the combinations." Read Herald story here. "Smart is going to be a valuable NBA player -- he's tough, can get to the hoop, and plays tireless defense, and that's someone a coach will want on the floor -- and he may be much more than that. If he's proven anything in his life, it's that underestimating him only fuels his fire." Read the story here. "A parachute in case of Rondo trade. Might be a SG who can't hit 3s. But strong as an ox defensively." Read the CBS story here. "There isn't a single negative thing you can say about him here. He's so strong and can defend two-guards and even some small forwards, but he's exceptionally quick moving laterally, so he'll be able to defend the league's best point guards." Read Celtics blog here.

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