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Marcus Smart Invited to USA Select Team Training Camp

r620-dccde96bdfad7f33cd227b95a0e03722Celtics first round pick Marcus Smart has had a busy summer so far and it won’t be slowing down anytime soon. According to a report from Yahoo! Sports, the rookie guard will take part in Team USA Basketball training camp which will be coming up later this month in Las Vegas.

Smart’s effort on the defensive end of the floor will make sure the Team USA backcourt get a real workout in their preparation for the World Championship next month. We’ll be tracking his participation from Vegas right here on the Hub.

In some housekeeping news, the Celtics officially dealt away Kris Humphries today in a sign-and-trade. The team received a protected second round pick (which will likely turn into nothing) as well as a trade exception.

 

  • hax

    Can we use better pictures for Marcus Smart posts?

    http://i.imgur.com/aBNACya.jpg

  • dasein

    Note well. No Aaron Gordon aka James Johnson 2.0 invite. No Randel either.

    • hax

      Don’t worry, with a few years of hard work, his range will expand past ‘dunk’.

    • Joe

      Am I the only one who never wanted Aaron Gordon?

      • dasein

        No. No you aren’t.

      • hax

        Well, I hated the whole #6 area.
        Vonleh/Randle…we already had 1000 PF’s on the roster.
        Gordon…no offense, a SF size player who some wanted at PF.
        Smart couldn’t lead his team anywhere in college.
        But I was wrong @ the latter. Smart was a smart(pun intended) pick. Huge insurance policy for Rondo incase he leaves/demands $100 million.

        • Joe

          Yea we have way to many undersized pfs. I like what smart brings. I don’t remember which article or who said it, but on here somebody said that Red would say “You need instigators, not reactors,” or something like that. And I think that was a great way to describe it. I would hate to lose rondo but smart has the potential and i think he is already the strongest pg in the league. Also he has that hungry/defensive mindset. Number 6 was some bullshit..