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Marcus Smart | Guard

Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (20) / 3/6/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 220
College: Oklahoma State
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Marcus Smart made his first NBA start on Sunday, scoring three points with four rebounds, four assists, one steal and two turnovers in 28 minutes vs. the Heat.
He shot 1-of-4 from the field with all of his attempts coming from beyond the arc. Growing pains are inevitable, but the Celtics' decision to trade Rajon Rondo sets up Smart for a solid rookie season despite the arrival of Jameer Nelson. Smart is worth a speculative pickup in all leagues, if only for his upside in 3-pointers, assists and steals. Dec 21 - 9:24 PM

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Marcus Smart will draw his first career start Sunday vs. the Heat, sending Evan Turner back to the bench.

Smart will draw a favorable matchup tonight vs. Miami, and it's likely he'll remain with the starting unit from here on out. He offers plenty of upside, and if he's somehow still available in your league, go and grab him now. The Celtics are rebuilding, so owners shouldn't fear Jameer Nelson taking much, if any, minutes away from Smart. He looks like a nice option in daily leagues.
Dec 21 - 4:45 PM

Marcus Smart played well in his return to the lineup on Friday, scoring eight points with one rebound, four assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes.

It's not a huge line, but this is encouraging line. The triples and assists are two things his fantasy owners should be most concerned with because the steals are in the bag. As long as he can shoot the ball reasonably well, Smart could emerge as a must-start fantasy point guard. He should be owned in all leagues to see what happens.
Dec 19 - 11:15 PM

Marcus Smart (Achilles) is active against the Wolves on Friday night.

He's had some bad luck with injuries in the past month, spraining his ankle and suffering an Achilles injury. Smart will likely be eased back into his role, but his upside in steals and treys make him a very hot commodity. He should get better from the field and isn't too bad from the line. Smart should be owned in standard leagues.
Dec 19 - 5:53 PM

Marcus Smart (Achilles) returned to practice on Thursday, and is questionable to play Friday vs. the Timberwolves.

Smart removed himself from Tuesday's practice after not feeling healthy enough to continue, but his return to Thursday's practice is an encouraging sign. With Rajon Rondo now in Dallas, Smart should be owned in most leagues as he's set to be the main man at point guard in Boston. If Smart is unable to go Friday, expect Evan Turner and Jameer Nelson (if available) to see extended minutes at the point guard spot.
Source: ESPN Boston
Dec 19 - 8:37 AM

Marcus Smart (Achilles) is poised for an increase in playing time.

He is still a major project as a scorer. Smart has made just 27.9 percent of his jumpers overall and 33.3 percent of any shot off the dribble, so both of those are going to have to come up. Unlike Rajon Rondo, Smart can potentially make a triple per game and he's not going to shoot 33.3 percent from the line, so he has decent upside with his dimes and terrific output in steals. He's worth owning in standard leagues to see how it plays out.
Dec 18 - 8:00 PM

Marcus Smart (Achilles) is expected to practice on Thursday and is listed as questionable for Friday's game against the Timberwolves.

Smart had to leave Tuesday's practice after aggravating his Achilles injury, but looks to be on the mend due to his practice status. While the rookie has had a rough start to the 2014-15 season, he's worth a flier for fantasy owners who have an open roster spot as trade rumors surrounding Rajon Rondo are picking up steam.
Dec 18 - 12:21 PM

Marcus Smart (Achilles) will not play on Wednesday vs. the Magic.

He pulled himself out of practice on Tuesday, so the writing was on the wall for this one. He has now missed 13 of the first 23 games this season, and can't seem to stay healthy. However, the injury is not thought to be serious, and the trade rumors about Rajon Rondo are intensifying, so Smart makes a lot of sense as a stash in deeper leagues. In the meantime, Evan Turner will see some increased minutes for the Celtics.
Dec 17 - 5:39 PM

Marcus Smart (Achilles) pulled himself out of Tuesday's practice, and is doubtful to face the Magic on Wednesday.

Smart is averaging a meager 5.9 points and 1.5 assists on the season, and he's not worth owning in standard leagues. Evan Turner will get some extra run if Smart isn't able to go, but his game doesn't translate very well to fantasy.
Dec 16 - 3:24 PM

The Celtics are hopeful that Marcus Smart (achilles) will be able to return for Wednesday's game against the Magic.

Smart is still dealing with a left achilles strain that he suffered on Friday, but could be available to suit up for the injury-depleted Celtics on Wednesday. Smart could see some extra minutes upon his return with Marcus Thornton (calf) sidelined for two weeks, but he's better off left on waiver wires for now.
Source: ESPN Boston
Dec 16 - 9:53 AM

Marcus Smart (Achilles) is listed as out for Monday's game vs. the 76ers, and is not travelling with the team.

He reportedly has a chance to play on Wednesday and should practice on Tuesday, so the injury isn't thought to be too serious. However, Smart isn't a big part of the rotation and would need an injury or trade of Rajon Rondo to be relevant in standard leagues. Leave Smart on the waiver wire for now. Evan Turner should receive a few extra minutes with this news.
Dec 14 - 11:36 AM

Marcus Smart suffered a left Achilles strain on Friday and will not return.

Not good. He was on the exercise bike for a minute and went to the locker room under his own power. Smart had a bad ankle sprain last month and he looks like he's going to miss time with this issue. Marcus Thornton and Evan Turner are going to get even more playing time.
Dec 12 - 8:18 PM

Marcus Smart did not score in 12 minutes against the Hornets on Wednesday, adding two rebounds and one assist.

He put up 23 points on Monday for the best game of his career, but coach Brad Stevens didn't unleash him tonight. Smart is likely going to only see minutes in the teens most nights, so he can be left on the waiver wire while the Celtics are healthy in the backcourt.
Dec 10 - 10:48 PM

Marcus Smart has a career-best game with 23 points, four rebounds, five assists, two steals and four threes in 35 minutes off the bench in Monday's double-overtime loss.

Brad Stevens went heavy with the bench and let them finish out the game after they made a huge comeback. Smart is going to have a hard time providing consistent fantasy value in 12-14 team leagues as things stand right now, but it's good to see him productive when he's on the floor.
Dec 9 - 12:08 AM

Marcus Smart did not play in Friday's win over the Lakers.

He just came back from a stint in the D-league so it was a little disappointing to not see him get some run. However, this likely has everything to do with his ankle and the Celtics are simply being cautious with their prized rookie. Smart should receive his normal minutes again soon but would need an injury to Rajon Rondo or Avery Bradley before we can recommend picking him up in standard leagues. You an safely monitor him from the waiver wire.
Dec 6 - 9:04 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Marcus Smart
2Jameer Nelson
3Phil Pressey
SG1Avery Bradley
2Marcus Thornton
SF1Jeff Green
2Evan Turner
3Jae Crowder
4Gerald Wallace
5James Young
PF1Jared Sullinger
2Brandon Bass
C1Tyler Zeller
2Kelly Olynyk
3Brandan Wright