Earlier this week, the Boston Celtics held their annual media day and it was chockful of great content. For fans that have felt deprived of all things green and white, media day should have been a breath of fresh air.
Fans got to hear nearly every player talk, as well as both Brad Stevens and Ime Udoka. With all the roster changes made this summer, it was interesting to see what some of the new players had to say.
While media day doesn’t technically mean much in the grand scheme of things, it is nice to get a little insight on the upcoming season. Nothing will be proven until the players get on the court, but media day sets the standard.
Based on some of the quotes from media day, what should fans be expecting this season? What are some of the biggest takeaways from Boston Celtics media day this year?
Takeaways from Boston Celtics media day: Marcus Smart will be the starting point guard
Before media day, many people were unsure as to what the starting lineup would look like on opening night. Well, based on Marcus Smart’s comments, he will be the starting point guard.
Smart was asked about being the official starting point guard. He responded by saying that “it feels good. I’ve always been a point guard. That’s my spot.”
For nearly his entire career, Smart has been forced to play shooting guard for the Celtics. There have been a slew of talented point guards ahead of him on the depth chart such as Rajon Rondo, Isaiah Thomas, Kyrie Irving, and more recently Kemba Walker.
The Boston Celtics veteran also said that “just having the opportunity without looking over my shoulder. It’s going to be real easy.”
From the sound of it, Smart is very excited to be the point guard.