Celtics Reunite Marcus Smart, Top Grizzlies in Win, Leaving Joe Mazzulla Unhappy
Derrick White and Malcolm Brogdon recall Marcus Smart's bold leadership style as the Celtics continue to thrive without him.
Derrick White and Malcolm Brogdon were faced with a challenging Jenga game last season, unsure of how to proceed. They were hesitant and afraid of knocking over the rest of the pieces while trying to pull out the one stubborn block. It was Marcus Smart who stepped in, displaying confidence and boldness by smacking the block out of its place without a single worry. This confidence and invincibility rubbed off on White, who learned to approach everything with the same mindset. The Celtics have quickly proven that their new formula works, with a dominant start to the season and a league-best 11-2 record. Smart's impact on the Celtics remains, as his former teammates continue to recognize his contributions and leadership. Although Smart was sidelined for the game against the Celtics due to an ankle injury, he remained a vocal presence on the Grizzlies bench, displaying the maturity and leadership that he has developed over the years. Despite the Celtics' success, they are not willing to accept subpar efforts and recognize the need to continue learning and growing as a team.