As trade deadline was approaching Marcus Smart of the Boston Celtics appeared in trade rumors. In the end the 27-year-old point guard remained with the Celtics. Afterwards he shared his thoughts on being included in trade rumors.
“I’ve been here seven years. My name is mentioned in trade talks every year. You prepare for the worst, and hope for the best. But I wasn’t really concerned,” Smart said, per Keith Smith.
This season Smart is averaging 13.1 points, 3 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game for Boston.