Celtics suspend G Marcus Smart for preseason finale

The Boston Celtics have reportedly suspended guard Marcus Smart for Friday’s preseason finale at Miami due to an unspecified breach of team rules.

According to Thursday’s report from The Athletic, Smart and team officials have resolved the matter and he is with the team for the Florida road trip.

Smart was one of several veterans who rested and did not appear in Wednesday night’s 103-102 loss at Orlando.

Smart, 27, averaged 13.1 points, 5.7 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals in 48 games (45 starts) for the Celtics in 2020-21.

He owns career averages of 10.2 points, 4.2 assists and 3.6 boards in 449 games (228 starts) since Boston drafted him with the No. 6 overall pick in 2014.

The Celtics open the regular season on Oct. 20 on the road against the New York Knicks.

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