Marcus Smart to be sidelined 2 to 3 weeks, confident Celtics will hold down the fort in his absence
I'm sure Marcus Smart was happy to hear that his leg injury turned out to be only a grade 1 calf strain after an MRI was taken this morning. The Celtics will be without their do everything guard for the next 2 to 3 weeks. Once he returns from his own injury, Payton Pritchard could assume some of those Marcus minutes.
Other questions remain, like who will start in Marcus' place? Are the Celtics now more likely to pull the trigger on a TPE target like J.J. Redick or Aaron Gordon? Maybe a different Aaron, Nesmith to be exact steps up. Could Romeo Langford return in time to get some run in Smart's place?