The Boston Celtics having suspended Marcus Intelligent for the last preparatory game on Friday against the Miami heat, with a source telling ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski that the goalkeeper was punished for missing the team flight.
Smart, who has since joined the team on the trip, declined to speak to reporters about his suspension on Thursday, saying he and coach Ime Udoka are keeping it “in-house”.
Smart and the Celtics, 27, got a four-year, $ 77 million contract extension in the offseason after averaging career highs in points (13.1), assists (5.7) , blocks (0.5) and minutes (32.9) last season. .
Smart has played his entire seven-year career with the Celtics, who drafted him sixth overall in 2014.
Tim Bontemps of ESPN contributed to this report.