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Marcus Smart | Guard | #36

Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (23) / 3/6/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 220
College: Oklahoma State
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (6) / BOS
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Marcus Smart was quiet in a start against the Mavs on Wednesday with two points, one rebound, four assists and four turnovers in 34 minutes.
He started for Jaylen Brown (eye), but it was Terry Rozier and Shane Larkin producing some stats off the bench. Smart actually only attempted one 3-pointer in this game and was 1-of-5 overall. If Brown or Marcus Morris (knee) are out for a little while longer, Smart should be better his next time out. Dec 6 - 11:27 PM

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Marcus Smart will move into the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Mavericks with Jaylen Brown (eye) unavailable.

Joining Smart in the starting five will be Kyrie Irving, Jason Taytum, Al Horford and Aron Baynes. Through three starts this season, Smart has accumulated averages of 13.7 points, 6.0 boards, 6.0 assists, 2.0 triples and 2.3 steals per game on 45.2% shooting, so he's worth a look in DFS. Terry Rozier should also see an uptick in minutes with both Brown and Marcus Morris on the sidelines.

Marcus Smart scored 13 points with four rebounds, seven assists, one block and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes against the Suns on Saturday.

He's hot as a shooter, turning in a 78.6 eFG% on his 28 jumpers over his last four games. The Suns were not buying it as they left him about as wide open as it gets for two attempts in a row, but he did miss them (video in link below). If Smart is making shots, he'll be tremendous in fantasy. Of course, we all know he'll eventually cool off, but he should still be owned in standard leagues.
Dec 2 - 4:00 PM

Marcus Smart scored five points with two rebounds, eight assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 33 minutes against the 76ers on Thursday.

He turned his right ankle in the third quarter and didn't seem to be bothered by his ankle issue once he came back with nine minutes left in the fourth. Smart had ankle problems earlier this year, but his left one was worse. He was red hot with a 23-point game on Monday and a 15-point effort on Saturday, so he's finally over 30 percent from the field. He'll have value if you're punting FG%.
Nov 30 - 11:06 PM

Marcus Smart (right ankle) went to the locker room in the third quarter on Thursday, but he returned in the fourth quarter.

It didn't look bad and he only missed about 3.5 minutes of game action. He went up for an offensive rebound under the boards and landed on someone's foot. Smart hobbled to the bench under his own power and went to the locker room after talking with the training staff for about 10 seconds.
Nov 30 - 9:21 PM

Marcus Smart returned to the bench with Jaylen Brown (personal) back and had the best game of his campaign on Monday vs. Detroit, scoring a season-high 23 points on 8-of-13 shots.

His confidence might be coming back, as he was 7-of-8 from the field in his last game. Prior to Monday, Smart was on pace to become the first player since 1953-54 to average at least 25 minutes while shooting less than 30%, but he's now back up to 31.2% from the field. He added six assists, three boards and six 3-pointers, and he has all the tools to be a fantasy stud if he can correct his one glaring flaw.
Nov 27 - 11:15 PM

Marcus Smart and Daniel Theis will return to the bench for Monday's game against the Pistons.

Smart and Theis got the call to move into the starting five on Saturday with Marcus Morris (knee, rest) and Jaylen Brown (personal) unavailable, but they'll be back in their usual roles tonight with the Celtics essentially at full strength. Smart's minutes don't fluctuate much regardless of how he enters this game, but Theis could drop from the rotation entirely.
Nov 27 - 6:00 PM

Marcus Smart made 7-of-8 from the field for 15 points with six rebounds, five assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes against the Pacers on Saturday.

Wow. Jaylen Brown didn't play, but Smart gets major credit here. This fantastic game upped his 26.5 FG% after Friday to 29.1 FG% after tonight. Smart could shoot zero percent for five games and he still wouldn't lose most of his minutes because he's such a part of the team's identity. Al Horford said he sat down with Smart last night and told him to relax, and that everyone goes through shooting slumps. It worked. Still, Smart is likely going to be near the bottom for shooting, but he has value almost everywhere else.
Nov 25 - 10:46 PM

Kyrie Irving, Marcus Smart, Jayson Tatum, Daniel Theis and Al Horford will start against the Pacers on Saturday.

With Jaylen Brown and Marcus Morris out tonight, the Celtics will change it up with a new starting lineup. Smart has played plenty of minutes with the first-unit staples and he's played well, but of course he's missed a lot of shots. He'll be an option in DFS or as a stream, assuming you're OK with what should be sub-par shooting.
Nov 25 - 6:38 PM

Marcus Smart made 1-of-7 from the field for four points with four rebounds, three assists, three blocks and one 3-pointer against the Magic on Friday.

All seven of his shots were from deep in this game. Smart is in some kind of prolonged shooting slump on the season and he's down to just 26.5 percent on the field this year. Among players to qualify for minutes and play 30 minutes per game, no player in NBA history has been below 29 percent from the field. He continues to make an impact in other areas, so Smart isn't likely to lose playing time.
Nov 24 - 10:09 PM

Marcus Smart hit just 3-of-15 shots and 4-of-4 free throws in Monday's overtime win over Dallas.

This brings his shooting percentage down to 26.7 percent on the season, but Smart is still finding ways to be effective on the floor. He was a +15 in his 35 minutes and dished out a team-high eight assists with three rebounds, two steals and two 3-pointers. Smart is much better in real life than in fantasy, though he does offer nice upside in leagues that don't punish for shooting percentages.
Nov 21 - 12:32 AM

Marcus Smart missed all seven shots from the field against the Warriors on Thursday, making one free throw with seven rebounds, three assists, one block, two steals and three turnovers in 31 minutes.

Yeah, so about those videos of him making 20 gazillion-bajillion triples over the summer. Sure, Skinny Smart has really made an impact on defense, rebounding and even passing at times, but he's now down to just 26.8 percent from the field on the season. He has a chance to average five boards, six assists and two steals, but goodness he can't hit a jumper. If you have him, hopefully you're punting FG% or it doesn't count in your league.
Nov 16 - 11:15 PM

Marcus Smart came off the bench with the return of Kyrie Irving, but still played 35 minutes, hitting 1-of-8 shots for six points, five rebounds, two assists and three turnovers in Tuesday's win over the Nets.

Smart's shot looks broken and he's hit just 12-of-50 shots over his last five games, good for just 24 percent shooting. He's doing a good job with rebounds, assists, steals and 3-pointers, and is a good free throw shooter, but he can hurt your fantasy team's field goal percentage in a hurry. Start him at your own risk.
Nov 14 - 10:18 PM

With Kyrie Irving (face) returning to the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Nets, Marcus Smart will head back to the bench.

Smart started Sunday in place of Irving and finished with 14 points, nine assists, five rebounds, two 3-pointers, two steals and two turnovers in 32 minutes. In the 10 games he's come off the bench this season, he is averaging 9.3 points, 3.7 rebounds, 5.9 assists in 27.7 minutes.
Nov 14 - 6:13 PM

Marcus Smart went 3-of-10 from the field and 6-of-6 from the stripe on his way to 14 points, nine assists, five rebounds, two 3-pointers, two steals and two turnovers in 32 minutes in Sunday's win.

Smart did a nice job of attacking the basket, and an even better job of using the extra pass to turn good looks into great ones for his teammates. He’ll be much more involved in the offense while Kyrie Irving (face) is out, and with Irving uncertain for Tuesday’s game in Brooklyn, Smart could be in for a huge game against a team constantly giving up big lines to opposing point guards.
Nov 12 - 6:01 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Terry Rozier
3Shane Larkin
4Kadeem Allen
SG1Jaylen Brown
2Marcus Smart
3Abdel Nader
4Jabari Bird
SF1Jayson Tatum
2Semi Ojeleye
3Jonathan Holmes
4Gordon Hayward
PF1Marcus Morris
2Daniel Theis
3Guerschon Yabusele
C1Al Horford
2Aron Baynes