Marcus Smart after winning DPOY award: My IQ is extraordinary

Jared Weiss: Marcus Smart on how the switching scheme allowed him to be the defensive coordinator he always wanted to be: “My IQ is extraordinary, especially on that end.”
Source: Twitter @JaredWeissNBA

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Mark Murphy @Murf56
Marcus Smart on why he’s DPOY: ““My IQ is extraordinary, especially on that end. So for me, I’m able to see things that most people aren’t able to see on that end, see things coming. My instincts go into that as well. (My communication) makes (teammates’ jobs) a lot easier.” – 8:51 PM

Steve Bulpett @SteveBHoop
Marcus Smart is just the second Celtic in history to win Defensive Player of the Year (Kevin Garnett, 2008).
If that strikes you as rather odd, understand that the NBA didn’t institute the award until 1982-83… 14 seasons after revolutionary defender @RealBillRussell retired. – 8:40 PM

Kurt Helin @basketballtalk
Marcus Smart first guard to win Defensive Player of the Year since Gary Payton in 1996… – 8:21 PM

Sam Quinn @SamQuinnCBS
My least favorite part of NBA Twitter will always be the notion that choosing one player over another is automatically disrespectful to the latter.
I think Rudy Gobert should’ve won DPOY. I also think Marcus Smart is great! I wish Twitter was better at processing both. – 8:01 PM

Jay King @ByJayKing
Marcus Smart was asked for his advice to young kids: “Just continue to go. Don’t ever let anybody tell you you can’t do it. Keep working at all times because you never know who’s watching and you never know who’s going to give you an opportunity.” – 8:01 PM

Jared Weiss @JaredWeissNBA
Marcus Smart on winning DPOY after years of criticism of his game: “Without those naysayers and what we call haters, I wouldn’t be able to go out there and do what I do…To them I say thank you, keep it up.” – 8:00 PM

Jay King @ByJayKing
Marcus Smart on the DPOY: “I found something that works for me. I found something I’m really good at. And I tried to master it the best I can.” – 7:59 PM

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