Celtics suspend Marcus Smart, reportedly for missing flight

Celtics guard Marcus Smart
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The Celtics just made a long-term investment into Marcus Smart. They view him as a leader.

But he’s apparently taking after one of the team’s young players.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:

Chris Forsberg of NBC Sports Boston:

As long as this is an isolated incident, this is all pretty minor. Smart made it to Orlando. The veteran missing a preseason game won’t derail his preparation for the season.

If you’re high on the Celtics, there’s no good reason to back off now.