Excellent Live News On April 29, , the NBA officially announced that Celtics guard Marcus Smart will be suspended
One, on the grounds that Smart made threatening remarks to a referee during and after the game against the Thunder.
The suspension will be enforced in today’s Celtics home game against the Hornets, and Smart will also lose his salary for this game.
Smart signed a four-year $52 million contract with the Celtics in 2018, and his salary this season is $13.44 million. Salary expert Bobby Marks said that the suspension will cost Smart $89,000.
So far this season, Smart has played 42 games for the Celtics, averaging 13.6 points, 3.3 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game.
In the battle against the Thunder, Smart played 37 minutes and 52 seconds, shooting 4 of 17 shots, 1 of 10 three-pointers, 14 points, 6 assists and 5 steals, and finally left the field with six fouls.
Dissatisfied with the referee’s penalty, Smart lost control of his emotions and threatened the referee with words many times.
Marcus Smart has always been a fiery character. He has been fined many times for similar incidents in his NBA career.
In March 2020, he was fined $35,000 for a dispute with the referee during the game, and in November 2019, he was fined $15,000 for criticizing the referee after the game.