However, as he mentions Smart is not expected to play in either of those contests.
The original timeline for his return was 2-3 weeks and this Friday will mark week two of life without Marcus Smart for the C's, which also happens to be the date of the game versus the Memphis Grizzlies.
A. Sherrod Blakely also tweeted this picture of Smart putting up some practice shots which indicates that he is on track to return in the near future.
“We’re not defending like we were in the preseason," Stevens said Tuesday. "And I think obviously, you know, we talk about Marcus. Marcus is a good defender. But he’s one guy. And we’ve got to be able to pick up the slack when he’s not around."