Some bad news from the NBA Summer League today. Nolan Smith, who had planned on suiting up for the Boston Celtics this summer, suffered a calf injury early in a game against the Orlando Magic.
Smith was in the starting lineup for the Celtics’ first contest in the Orlando Summer League against the Orlando Magic, but suffered an injury to his right leg midway through the first quarter and left the game. He managed to score four points on 2-of-3 from the floor and added a steal in five minutes of action.
It was later revealed that Smith had suffered a tear below his calf, but his achilles tendon was not injured.
The injury should keep Smith sidelined for the remainder of Summer League action, but Yannis Koutroupis of Hoopsworld reported that Smith is still likely to receive an invitation to training camp with the Celtics and first-year head coach Brad Stevens.
Best wishes to Nolan! Hopefully everything works out for him when training camp rolls around!