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NCAA: Oklahoma State G Marcus Smart to Declare For 2014 NBA Draft
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NCAA: Oklahoma State G Marcus Smart to Declare For 2014 NBA Draft

Jul 24 2013, 9:22pm CDT | by

Sophomore guard Marcus Smart of Oklahoma State will forego his junior season to play in the NBA.

Oklahoma State Cowboys guard Marcus Smart will declare for the 2014 NBA Draft.  Smart, who announced earlier this year that he will return for his sophomore season, said at a USA Basketball minicamp...

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NCAA: Oklahoma State G Marcus Smart to Declare For 2014 NBA Draft

Jul 24 2013, 9:22pm CDT | by

Sophomore guard Marcus Smart of Oklahoma State will forego his junior season to play in the NBA.

Oklahoma State Cowboys guard Marcus Smart will declare for the 2014 NBA Draft. 

Smart, who announced earlier this year that he will return for his sophomore season, said at a USA Basketball minicamp practice on Tuesday that he is firm on his decision, per NewsOK.com. 

"It's safe to say that if, by the grace of God I'm healthy and everything, this will be my last year at Oklahoma State. Nothing will change my mind on that. (Oklahoma State) understands. They didn't figure I was coming back this year. They were just as surprised as everyone else."

Cowboys head coach Travis Ford projected Smart to be the second pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. Instead, Smart will return for one more run at a possible NCAA title. His return should also make Oklahoma State a Top 25 team, according to USA Today Sports

Ford emphasizes the Team USA camp run by Duke Blue Devils head coach Mike Krzyzewski will be an invaluable learning experience for Smart in preparation for his NBA career

"It's a great opportunity for him to compete against the best. He will learn a lot on the court but also away from the court. I'm excited he will be able to talk and get to know many of these great pros, pick their brains on what it's like to be in the NBA and what it takes to become a great pro."

With Smart in tow in 2012, he led the Cowboys to a 24-9 overall and 13-5 Big 12 record only to succumb to the 12th-seeded Oregon Ducks in the round of 64 of the NCAA tournament. 

He averaged 15.4 points, 5.8 rebounds and 4.2 assists last season. 

 
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Rajon Rondo hoping to return for season opener

Oct 24 2014 10:27am CDT | Source: SBNation

Rondo will take more contact in practice over the next week and could be back for the Celtics' opener against the Nets next Wednesday. Rajon Rondo is hoping to return from a broken hand in time for the Boston Celtics' season opener against the Brooklyn Nets next Wednesday, according to Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald. Rondo broke his left hand prior to the start of training camp and was expected to miss six-to-eight weeks, but there are signs that he could be r ...
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Oct 23 2014 10:19am CDT | Source: SBNation

For some teams, there are many reasons. For others, there may only be a few. But every single NBA club, no matter how good or bad, offers intrigue that deserves to be celebrated. Most NBA teams won't contend this season. Some have all but punted on a playoff spot before even tipping their first games. But not every team must prosper to warrant our enthusiasm. At each point in the NBA life cycle -- from tanking to rebuilding to competing to con ...
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5 days ago

Rookie Smart scores 16 as Celtics beat Nets

Oct 22 2014 9:05pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

BOSTON — Boston coach Brad Stevens wasn’t about to completely praise rookie Marcus Smart’s performance. Stevens didn’t miss something he did wrong directly in front of him. Smart, the team’s first-round selection and No. 6 overall, scored 16 points and Jared Sullinger had 15 with 17 rebounds to lead the Celtics to a 100-86 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night in the final preseason game for both teams. "I would argue maybe one shot, r ...
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5 days ago

Rookie Smart scores 16 as Celtics beat Nets

Oct 22 2014 9:05pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

BOSTON — Boston coach Brad Stevens wasn’t about to completely praise rookie Marcus Smart’s performance. Stevens didn’t miss something he did wrong directly in front of him. Smart, the team’s first-round selection and No. 6 overall, scored 16 points and Jared Sullinger had 15 with 17 rebounds to lead the Celtics to a 100-86 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night in the final preseason game fo ...
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2 weeks ago

How Defensively Dominant Can Boston Celtics Backcourt Be?

Oct 10 2014 6:00am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

The Boston Celtics head into the 2014-15 regular season drowning in deficiency: so much weakness, such low expectations. But one bright spot is their backcourt and, more specifically, how outright feared it could be on defense. There are 2.5 major reasons why: Avery Bradley, Marcus Smart and Rajon Rondo. Despite being the best all-around basketball player (by far) of the three, Rondo resides as third in the pecking order here because his once-tenacious defensive tendencies ha ...
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Boston Celtics: Rookie James Young's Injury Comes at Inopportune Time

Oct 9 2014 2:00am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

James Young of the Boston Celtics may miss an extended period of time with a hamstring strain—a disappointing turn of events for the rookie following an impressive NBA debut. Per ESPNBoston.com's Chris Forsberg, Young said he felt "a few pops" while stretching before the Celtics' preseason opener, and he described the situation as follows: I'm still learning. I guess I should ...
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2 weeks ago

Sullinger lifts Celts to pre-season win vs Knicks

Oct 8 2014 9:19pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

HARTFORD, Conn. — Derek Fisher lost his coaching debut with the New York Knicks when Jared Sullinger scored 23 points to lead the Boston Celtics to a 106-86 preseason win on Wednesday night. Fisher played 18 seasons in the NBA before he replaced the fired Mike Woodson in June. The Knicks went 37-45 last season and missed the playoffs, just a year after winning the Atlantic Division and advancing to the Eastern Conference semifinals. Tim Hardaway Jr. led the Knicks with 18 points. Carmelo ...
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2 weeks ago

Sullinger lifts Celts to pre-season win vs Knicks

Oct 8 2014 9:19pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

HARTFORD, Conn. — Derek Fisher lost his coaching debut with the New York Knicks when Jared Sullinger scored 23 points to lead the Boston Celtics to a 106-86 preseason win on Wednesday night. Fisher played 18 seasons in the NBA before he replaced the fired Mike Woodson in June. The Knicks went 37-45 last season and missed the playoffs, just a year after winning the Atlantic Division and advancing to the ...
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2 weeks ago

Sullinger lifts Celts to pre-season win vs Knicks

Oct 8 2014 9:19pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

HARTFORD, Conn. — Derek Fisher lost his coaching debut with the New York Knicks when Jared Sullinger scored 23 points to lead the Boston Celtics to a 106-86 preseason win on Wednesday night. Fisher played 18 seasons in the NBA before he replaced the fired Mike Woodson in June. The Knicks went 37-45 last season and missed the playoffs, just a year after winning the Atlantic Division and advancing to the Eastern Conference semifinals. Tim Hardaway Jr. led the Knicks with 18 points. Carmelo Anth ...
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2 weeks ago

Sullinger lifts Celts to pre-season win vs Knicks

Oct 8 2014 9:19pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

HARTFORD, Conn. — Derek Fisher lost his coaching debut with the New York Knicks when Jared Sullinger scored 23 points to lead the Boston Celtics to a 106-86 preseason win on Wednesday night. Fisher played 18 seasons in the NBA before he replaced the fired Mike Woodson in June. The Knicks went 37-45 last season and missed the playoffs, just a year after winning the Atlantic Division and advancing to the Eastern Conference semifinals ...
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