Celtics guard Marcus Smart will likely be out of the lineup until after the All-Star break, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
The seven-year veteran participated in on-court activities on Sunday before the Celtics faced the Pelicans in New Orleans. Boston has struggled since Smart's exit, losing six of 11 games while sporting the NBA's No. 18 net rating. Brad Stevens's squad enters Sunday No. 4 in the Eastern Conference at 15–14.
Smart is averaging a career-high 13.1 points and 6.1 assists per game in 2020–21. He is a two-time All-Defense selection.