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Marcus Smart has intangibles

Some say he’d be intelligent choice

What is hustle worth? Heart? Competitiveness and leadership? These traits — known as “intangibles” — often seem like bonuses, tacked on toward the end of player evaluations that open with gushing remarks about size and athleticism, skill and talent.

But more than anything, these are the traits that define Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart, who is projected as a top-10 pick in next week’s NBA Draft.

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