When last we saw Boston point guard Marcus Smart, he was grabbing his hand in pain in Las Vegas — he dislocated two fingers in a Summer League game.
It was a pretty nasty injury, take it from someone watching from the baseline of that game. It was not only going to mess up his ability to play any craps in Las Vegas, but it was also going to limit his training to get ready for the season for a while. He could do cardio, but there wasn’t going to be any dribbling or shooting for a stretch.
That period is about to end, reports Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe.
Smart was always expected to be fine and ready to go full speed in training camp; this ended up just being a summer setback.
The Celtics will have an interesting point guard rotation this season. I expect that Smart will start, with Isaiah Thomas coming off the bench and getting a lot of minutes (and a lot of love from the fans), but Brad Stevens will also want to get rookie Terry Rozier some seasoning.