Former Oklahoma State point guard Marcus Smart was selected sixth in the NBA Draft Thursday evening by the Boston Celtics.
Earlier this week, NewsOK's Cody Stavenhagen speculated where Smart might land, writing that the Boston brass was "confident" Smart could share a backcourt with Rajon Rondo and Avery Bradley.
Some more insight from reporters who cover the league:
A Rajon Rondo, Marcus Smart, Avery Bradley backcourt rotation would be deadly on defense.— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) June 27, 2014
Marcus Smart No. 6, so says the NBA insiders who are there. He will be part of a great tradition but a building franchise.— Jenni Carlson (@JenniCarlson_OK) June 27, 2014
Marcus Smart goes sixth overall to Boston Celtics, is the highest-drafted Cowboy since Bryant Reeves went sixth to Memphis in 1995. #okstate— Kelly Hines (@KellyHinesTW) June 27, 2014
How great is Marcus Smart? Maybe happiest moment of his life and spends his interview talking about Isaiah Austin. All class.— Dylan Buckingham (@DylanBuckingham) June 27, 2014
Boston Celtics take Marcus Smart -- and told that Ainge is not trading Rondo. Not sold those can play together.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) June 27, 2014
Marcus Smart's new nickname will be "Wicked Smahhht"— Jon Hamm (@JonMHamm) June 27, 2014