Losing Smart would be a critical blow to the C's at this juncture. "[They're] waiting for that second opinion", the source said. Despite making a season-high-tying six of his 12 3-point attempts on Sunday, Smart is shooting just 30.1 percent from long distance this season and 36.7 percent overall. The lack of an extension wasn't unusual for the Celtics, who rarely extend players off rookie contracts.
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The Packers are looking to rebuild a defense that has not finished in the top 10 since their Super Bowl season of 2010. Wilkerson will join the defensive line with Mike Daniels , Kenny Clark , Dean Lowry and Montravius Adams.
The latest injury also is not the first crisis for Smart's right hand, which was the object of a 20-stitch gash after he punched a picture frame in a Los Angeles hotel room in January.
Overall in his two years at Vanderbilt, Baldwin posted 11.6 points, 4.8 dimes, 4.1 boards and 1.3 steals per game. Irving is expected to miss some time while his knee heals.
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But there likely will be an acclimation period for the quarterback after such an extended stay away from regular-season action. He will be joining a Jets team with plenty of question marks when it comes to talent on the offensive side of the ball.
Theis and Smart were both hurt in Sunday's game, with Smart's injury occurring when he dove to the floor.
To make matters worse, the Celtics have listed Al Horford as questionable for their tilt against the Wizards.
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Gas prices in metro Detroit are continuing to rise with higher than usual demand for this time of year, according to AAA Michigan. Energy Information Administration expects the average national price of gasoline will average $2.60 a gallon for the year.