Marcus Smart
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Boston Celtics star Jayson Tatum praised his teammate Marcus Smart, calling him the best defender in the NBA.

Smart, who has been averaging 11.6 points, 3.1 rebounds, 4.1 assists, 1.5 steals, and 0.5 blocks a game, is a great on and off-ball defender and the Celtics count on him defensively.

Boston is second in the East, at 27-11.