News: Smart will get the start at point guard Sunday against the Heat.
Impact: With Rajon Rondo no longer in the picture, coach Brad Stevens will shake up the lineup, giving Smart his first NBA start. The rookie will join Avery Bradley in the backcourt, with Jeff Green, Jared Sullinger and Tyler Zeller comprising the froncourt. After missing a pair of games with an Achilles injury, Smart had eight points and four assists in 27 minutes against the wolves on Friday.
News: Nelson will make his debut for the Celtics on Sunday, Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports
Impact: Boston in clearly in rebuilding mode after trading away its best player for some draft picks and veterans, including Nelson. With that in mind, it would not be a surprise to see Nelson as the clear number two point guard to young rookie Marcus Smart. Smart has had trouble staying healthy though, so Nelson does have some value since he's one injury away from being usable.