Former Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart hasn't even played an NBA game yet for the Boston Celtics, but he's already receving some high praise.
Sports Illustrated writer Chris Mannix said Smart is getting a lot of love from scouts for his defense.
Next great perimeter defender, per a couple scouts I talked to this week: Marcus Smart. All the tools. Scouts love how he embraces contact.— Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixSI) September 3, 2014
Smart struggled at times in the NBA Summer League, but made a good impression with the USA Select Team which helped prepare the U.S. National Team for the FIBA World Cup.