Marcus Smart named starter if Rajon Rondo can't play
Via the Celtics' twitter account, Marcus Smart has beaten out Evan Turner as the opening night starter if Rajon Rondo can't play.
Marcus Smart will start at point guard on Opening Night if Rajon Rondo cannot play, according to Brad Stevens.
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) October 23, 2014
Obviously Rondo is the starter if he can go, but for that to happen he'll need to start taking contact without the padded brace he's currently wearing. So it looks like a better than 50/50 proposition that it will be Smart at point guard on Wednesday night against the Nets.
As for the Smart vs. Turner battle, here are their preseason stats: