The Celtics Are Reportedly Unsure Whether Marcus Smart Will Return This Season


It was reported Monday that forward Daniel Theis will have to undergo season-ending knee surgery, and the news on Marcus Smart's injured right thumb doesn't sound any better.

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 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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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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