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The Boston Celtics are unsure if guard Marcus Smart will suit up again this season, according to a report from the Boston Herald.
Smart reportedly has a torn tendon in his right thumb and is getting a second opinion to determine if he needs surgery or not.
League source says Celtics don't know probability of Marcus Smart playing again this season. "(They're) waiting for that second opinion. Don't know if it's a 50 percent chance or a 30 percent chance. Just don't know."
— Mark Murphy (@Murf56) March 13, 2018
Smart is one of the more rugged defenders in the league and averaging 10.2 points, 3.5 rebounds and 4.8 assists in 54 games this season for the Celtics.
Boston’s chances of going on a deep playoff run will decrease if in fact Smart is done for the season. Their perimeter defense takes a hit when he’s not on the floor.
Opponents have an offensive rating of 101.7 when Smart is playing compared to 107.1 when he’s not.