Boston Celtics second-year guard Marcus Smart was set to participate in the first ever National Basteball Association Africa game on August 1, but Smart will miss the game because of two dislocated fingers in his right hand, according to Adam Himmelsbach of The Boston Globe. He was joking with the guys, showing it to them.
Smart did not address the media, but he tweeted that it was just a minor setback.
Mickey, drafted with the No. 33 pick in last month’s National Basteball Association draft, was one of the top performers for the Celtics’ Summer League team, which competed in Salt Lake City and Las Vegas.
The Spurs will play Atlanta at 5 p.m. on Sunday for a berth to the summer league championship game.
By the afternoon, however, the sides were back discussing a longer-term arrangement.
“I was looking forward to that trip”, he said, “but this is life and this is what happens”. “They’ve got me working on my motion, so everything’s feeling better”, Smart told ESPN. He missed the first three games in Las Vegas after suffering a bruised hip. Boston was obviously willing to pay to ensure it got Mickey signed for four years.
Marcus Smart’s run with the Celtics’ Summer League Team might be over, however the damage doesn’t seem critical sufficient to the place it can intrude with him being ready for coaching camp.