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Marcus Smart’s journey with the Celtics has ended this offseason as he was traded to the Grizzlies in the Kristaps Porzingis trade.

The 29-year-old point guard spent his first nine years in the NBA with the Celtics. Smart admitted that he cried after learning that he will not be returning to Boston.

“I have cried because the special relationships I had with the guys. I grew up with Jaylen [Brown] and Jayson [Tatum], even Al [Horford]… When my mom passed away, they were there,” Smart said, via ClutchPoints.

Last season Smart averaged 11.5 points, 3.1 rebounds and 6.3 assists in 32.1 minutes per game.