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Marcus Smart to Boston Celtics: What they're saying
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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.
 
Boston.com: "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.
 
CBSSports.com: "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.
 
CelticsBlog.com: "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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