Regrettable Absence: Marcus Smart wishes he hadn’t missed game against Boston Celtics due to foot injury

The id=”article-content” has a class with value “keeda_widget” and its data-postid and data-slug-id attributes have the values “4190564” and “1752888” respectively. Marcus Smart, the longtime Boston Celtics captain, can’t play in the game against his former team due to an ankle injury. The Grizzlies will face the Eastern Conference powerhouse with a severely undermanned roster. For Smart, this was a game he had circled on his calendar after being sent to Memphis by the Celtics in a three-team deal. The former Defensive Player of the Year expressed his thoughts on the injury and the significance of the Celtics-Grizzlies matchup. He will have to wait for another opportunity to face his closest friends. Hearing Smart’s comments will be strange for Cs fans as he was drafted by Boston in 2014 and became their leader and captain after Kyrie Irving left. He outlasted several players and became the team’s point guard before being traded. Marcus Smart found out about the trade on Twitter and will have to wait until Feb. 5 to play against his former team.