Happy days are here again Boston Celtics fans, as Tuesday marked the first day that training camps are officially allowed to open.
Not having watched any live-action Cs basketball since early June, this time on the calendar is a joyous occasion for the franchise’s faithful followers, as it means that there are now only a few weeks separating us from October 20th’s tip-off against the New York Knicks.
This year’s rotation is a tad bit different when in comparison to last season’s, as the front office went about and took part in a bevy of transactions this summer that brought aboard some new faces that should help better their chances at success.
Looking at their new-look roster, it’s evident that they have quite a number of talents that are highly versatile who can impact this team in a multitude of way, and we at the Houdini believe 3, in specific, to be the most well-rounded players amongst the bunch:
Boston Celtics player No. 1) Marcus Smart
Referred to as a Swiss Army man amongst fans and media alike, Marcus Smart clearly makes the cut as being one of the most versatile players found on this Boston Celtics roster.
A combo guard who has even found himself logging minutes at the three from time to time throughout his career, the 27-year-old is a jack of all trades who can go about and play offense like a one and go out on defense and feel comfortable going up against centers (again, something we’ve seen him do on occasion throughout his career).
During his seven-year run in Beantown, Smart has found himself hovering around four boards and six assists in numerous seasons, all while boasting scoring averages of 10.2 points per game and constantly being in the conversation for an All-Defensive team.
The ground that a player like Marcus Smart can cover with his overall skill set is invaluable for a franchise, which is one of the many reasons why people have labeled him the heart and soul of Boston Celtics basketball.