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Celtics guard Marcus Smart wins third NBA Hustle Award

By: Reuters - | May 05,2023 - 04:25 PM

FILE–Marcus Smart #36 of the Boston Celtics. Ian Maule/Getty Images/AFP

FILE–Marcus Smart #36 of the Boston Celtics. Ian Maule/Getty Images/AFP

Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart won the 2022-23 NBA Hustle Award, the league announced Thursday.

It is the second straight year and the third time in five seasons that Smart, 29, has received the annual honor.

The so-called hustle stats — deflections, loose balls recovered, charges drawn, screen assists, contested shots and box-outs — have been tracked by the NBA since 2016. The award was first presented in 2016-17.

Smart, the 2021-22 NBA Defensive Player of the Year, averaged 11.5 points, 6.3 assists, 3.1 rebounds and 1.5 steals in 61 games (all starts) in 2022-23.

“His energy plays, the sacrifices he makes for his teammates, the all-out effort in which he competes may not appear in the traditional box score,” read the NBA news release. “But those plays were key to Boston finishing with the second-best record in the NBA (57-25) and helped Smart earn his third career NBA Hustle Award.”

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green finished second in the voting and Indiana Pacers swingman Aaron Nesmith was third.


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