The goods news: It’s probably not as bad as it appeared.
The Boston Celtics got quite a scare when Marcus Smart went down with what team officials determined to be dislocated right index and middle fingers.
Additional tests will be performed, but a source close to Smart told CSNNE.com that “he should be okay” and added that initial tests have the Celtics “almost 100 percent sure nothing” is broken.
Still, this might mean Smart is done for summer league and could miss the NBA’s first exhibition game in Africa next month.
Smart played excellent defense his rookie year, but he needs more seasoning as an offensive playmaker. It’s better that progress be delayed than pressing him into action for exhibition games.