Latest Update on Marcus Smart’s Injury Status in Grizzlies vs. Lakers Game
In the Tuesday evening matchup between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Los Angeles Lakers in California, there was a significant development concerning the injury of Marcus Smart, the 2022 Defensive Player of the Year.
During the game, Smart sustained an injury that prompted him to head to the locker room for evaluation and treatment. At the time of his exit, Smart had already contributed eight minutes on the court, securing three points, one rebound, one assist, one steal, and two blocks. His shooting performance included a 1/3 field goal record and 1/2 from beyond the three-point arc.
This season marks Smart’s debut with the Memphis Grizzlies, having been traded from the Boston Celtics during the offseason. Prior to the injury, the former Oklahoma State standout had been making valuable contributions to the team, averaging 13.4 points, 2.6 rebounds, 5.4 assists, and 2.1 steals per game. His shooting percentages stand at 43.1% from the field and 28.8% from three-point range across ten games.
Smart spent the first nine seasons of his illustrious career with the Boston Celtics, during which the team reached the Eastern Conference Finals five times and made it to the NBA Finals in 2022.
Following their game against the Lakers, the Grizzlies are set to face the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday in Texas. The outcome of Marcus Smart’s injury will likely have significant implications for the team’s performance in the upcoming matchups.