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Celtics Insider A. Sherrod Blakely reevaluates Marcus Smart's role with the Celtics and his development as a rookie.

"He has shown flashes of having an all-around game, where he can impact it all over the floor," Blakely said. "And I think he's going to have his ups and downs even as we near the end of the season, but more positives than negatives with Marcus Smart.

"The one thing that you can count on - regardless of how he's playing - is that he's going to play hard. When you've got a rookie, and you know he's going to have the typical rookie highs and lows. The fact that he brings great effort night in and night out, that's something the Celtics have got to love going forward."