Boston Celtics star Marcus Smart will be suspended for the team's NBA preseason game, according to a new report.
Smart breached a team rule and won't play the game against Miami, Athletic and Stadium reporter Shams Charania said Thursday, citing sources.
Coach Ime Udoka didn't say what rule Smart broke when asked about the suspension Thursday, preferring to keep the matter internal. He did say Smart was "remorseful."
But ESPN reporter Adrian Wojnarowski said, citing a source, that Smart had missed a Celtics team flight.
Charania had reported that "Smart and Celtics have discussed the matter, resolved it and he was with the team on road trip in Orlando and now Miami."
The guard had missed Wednesday's game in Orlando -- he was one of several players rested, the team said.
A pair of Celtics, Jaylen Brown and Al Horford, have been quarantining because they'd tested positive for COVID.
This article will be updated when more information is available.