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Apparently Abbie Chin announced this vs the Wizards? but I didn't see it posted here.

Edit: Game 6? http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/23286736/boston-celtics-guard-marcus-smart-thumb-re-evaluated
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Re: Smart to return to play April 27 (ECF)
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2018, 08:30:40 PM »

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Heard Ainge say on T&R Smart comes back not when he wants but when the Dr. decide.

Sounds like he wants to play now but not up to him.
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Re: Smart to return to play April 27 (ECF)
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2018, 09:00:22 PM »

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Apparently Abbie Chin announced this vs the Wizards? but I didn't see it posted here.

ECF is in 14 days? no way. It's April 13. Even if you only play 4 games in the first round in a sweep AND there are no two days off to travel that's 7 days alone.

He could be back in the first round if it goes longer than 4 games.
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Re: Smart to return to play April 27 (ECF)
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2018, 09:04:51 PM »

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I believe it has been reported that Marcus will be reevaluated next week But his earliest possible return is April 27th.  Not that he will return the 27th.
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Re: Smart to return to play April 27 (ECF)
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2018, 09:26:27 PM »

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I don't have a citation, but I believe there was a report that he was expected to receive clearance on April 27. That does not mean he will return to game action at that time, but the team seemed happy with his latest evaluation.

Re: Smart to return to play April 27 (ECF)
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2018, 09:28:29 PM »

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Game 7 of the first round is 4/28 if necessary.   So Marcus probably plays Round 2 if the C's get there.   I have an expectation that Marcus will come out like a caged tiger.  Hand injury so probably training pretty hard to stay in shape. 

Re: Smart to return to play April 27 (ECF)
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Re: Smart to return to play April 27 (ECF)
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2018, 10:03:56 PM »

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Re: Smart to return to play April 27 (ECF)
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So I hate to be that guy, but what the Celtics will need as the playoffs get deeper, will be a guy that can create his own offense and be that offensive go to guy late in games. In other words, Kyrie Irving.

Really don't think Smart returning will help the Cs get that much farther into the playoffs than if he wasn't there. I think with or without him they get past Milwaukee and Philly. I see the Cs going to the ECF whether Smart is there or not and I don't see the Cs getting to the Finals whether Smart is there or not.

Re: Smart to return to play April 27 (ECF)
« Reply #9 on: April 14, 2018, 08:35:34 AM »

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So I hate to be that guy, but what the Celtics will need as the playoffs get deeper, will be a guy that can create his own offense and be that offensive go to guy late in games. In other words, Kyrie Irving.

Really don't think Smart returning will help the Cs get that much farther into the playoffs than if he wasn't there. I think with or without him they get past Milwaukee and Philly. I see the Cs going to the ECF whether Smart is there or not and I don't see the Cs getting to the Finals whether Smart is there or not.
Kinda disagree, I think he makes a much bigger difference. With Smart they should make the ECF (where they lose due to absence of GH and KI). Without Smart they could lose in the 1st round.

Re: Smart to return to play April 27 (ECF)
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So is it by April 27th or the ECF?

Because the ECF won't be close to starting on April 27th.  Try mid May.


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Re: Smart to return to play April 27 (ECF)
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2018, 09:30:21 AM »

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Really don't think Smart returning will help the Cs get that much farther into the playoffs than if he wasn't there. I think with or without him they get past Milwaukee and Philly. I see the Cs going to the ECF whether Smart is there or not and I don't see the Cs getting to the Finals whether Smart is there or not.

I think he comes back, he will help us win a game or two.   His defense and the 50-50 plays will be critical in the playoffs.  His offense is often deplorable but he can create for others.

Re: Smart to return to play April 27 (ECF)
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So is it by April 27th or the ECF?

Because the ECF won't be close to starting on April 27th.  Try mid May.

They expect him to be cleared on April 27, I'm not sure if that means getting into games or just getting back to basketball activities.

Game 6 is scheduled for April 26, perhaps he could be ready to go by then.

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« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2018, 02:42:45 PM »

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So I hate to be that guy, but what the Celtics will need as the playoffs get deeper, will be a guy that can create his own offense and be that offensive go to guy late in games. In other words, Kyrie Irving.

Really don't think Smart returning will help the Cs get that much farther into the playoffs than if he wasn't there. I think with or without him they get past Milwaukee and Philly. I see the Cs going to the ECF whether Smart is there or not and I don't see the Cs getting to the Finals whether Smart is there or not.

Sure Kyrie return would fill a bigger need, but Smart return would be huge. His last return clearly got us out of our post London funk and playing great ball again, and lasted until he got hurt again. He brings an energy, swag and aggression that puts a stamp on our identity. Id feel like we had a decent shot vs Philly if Smart was back, not so much without him. I bet his teammates feel similarly.

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So I hate to be that guy, but what the Celtics will need as the playoffs get deeper, will be a guy that can create his own offense and be that offensive go to guy late in games. In other words, Kyrie Irving.

Really don't think Smart returning will help the Cs get that much farther into the playoffs than if he wasn't there. I think with or without him they get past Milwaukee and Philly. I see the Cs going to the ECF whether Smart is there or not and I don't see the Cs getting to the Finals whether Smart is there or not.

Sure Kyrie return would fill a bigger need, but Smart return would be huge. His last return clearly got us out of our post London funk and playing great ball again, and lasted until he got hurt again. He brings an energy, swag and aggression that puts a stamp on our identity. Id feel like we had a decent shot vs Philly if Smart was back, not so much without him. I bet his teammates feel similarly.

Yeah, the difference between Smart and Larkin or Smart and Allen is huge.
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