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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 made 5-of-9 from the field for 12 points with three rebounds, six assists and two 3-pointers against the Pistons on Friday.
It was one of his better games on offense and he brought it on defense as per usual. Maybe Smart's incident with a picture frame gave him a little extra edge, but it's not like effort was a problem with him anyway. He'll still likely be a guy that should be used on teams punting FG%, but the counting stats will be there with minutes closer to 30. Feb 23 - 9:34 PM

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Marcus Smart (hand) is available to play on Friday against the Pistons.

The Celtics will go with their usual lineup of Kyrie Irving, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, Al Horford and Aron Baynes. As for Smart, it'll be interesting to see how he fits with Terry Rozier playing well. It's also possible guys like Marcus Morris could lose run with more three-guard lineups being used.
Feb 23 - 5:40 PM

Coach Brad Stevens said that he expects Marcus Smart (thigh) to play Friday vs. the Pistons.

Smart missed the final 11 games before the All-Star break due to a hand injury. He's been cleared to return from that ailment; however, he sat out Thursday's practice due to a thigh bruise. Yet, the bruise is considered minor and we should see Smart make his return to action on Friday night. Terry Rozier will see his playing time reduced with Smart back in the lineup.
Feb 23 - 11:09 AM

Marcus Smart sat out of Thursday's practice with a thigh bruise.

He's already been cleared to return from his hand injury and this thigh issue is said to be minor. Smart is fully expected to play on Friday vs. the Pistons and we'll be on the lookout for any updates on possible restrictions. With Smart back, expect fewer minutes for Terry Rozier.
Feb 22 - 1:40 PM

Marcus Smart (hand) has been cleared to practice on Thursday and will play Friday against the Pistons.

Smart should slot right back into his 30-minute reserve role with the Celtics, which will result in fewer minutes for Terry Rozier. He's worth owning for his dimes, treys and steals, but just know that he's hitting just 35.7% of his shot attempts this season.
Feb 21 - 1:18 PM

Marcus Smart (hand) and Shane Larkin (knee) won't play Wednesday vs. the Clippers, but both are "trending positively" for return right after All-Star break.

The Celtics first game after the break is February 23rd vs. Detroit, and it appears that Smart is on track to return for that contest. Terry Rozier has played very well over the last couple of weeks, and Smart may see slightly fewer minutes off the bench going forward as a result.
Feb 13 - 1:28 PM

Marcus Smart (hand) will not play again until after the All-Star break.

Coach Brad Stevens confirmed the inevitable on Sunday. This means his next chance to play will be on Feb. 23 vs. Detroit. Terry Rozier has been the primary beneficiary in Smart's absence and has earned a larger role going forward.
Feb 11 - 2:03 PM

Marcus Smart (hand) has not been traded.

The Celtics stood pat while the Cavs went wild. Smart is still out as he recovers from a hand injury, and he may have lost minutes to Terry Rozier once he's back.
Feb 8 - 3:08 PM

According to Marc Stein of the New York Times, the Nuggets are "among the teams" that have explored Marcus Smart trade scenarios with Boston.

The Nuggets have also been linked to Darren Collison recently, so it's clear they are looking for backcourt help at the deadline. Boston's asking price for Smart is a first-round pick, so it will be interesting to see if Denver pulls the trigger on a move like this. Smart would likely be used as a combo guard behind Jamal Murray and Gary Harris in Denver, similar to the role he already has. This would be bad news for Will Barton, though.
Feb 5 - 1:19 PM

Marcus Smart is still about 10 days to two weeks away from returning according to coach Brad Stevens.

This means his absence could extend all the way to the All-Star break. Unless you're doing well in the standings, Smart is a tough player to hold in standard leagues, especially if you don't have an I.R. spot. With Kyrie Irving battling a right quad contusion, Terry Rozier is a strong short-term pickup and is coming off a triple-double.
Feb 2 - 5:58 PM

Marcus Smart (right hand laceration) is expected to miss the next two weeks.

He apologized on Twitter for his injury because he "swiped at and hit a picture frame on the wall" to cause the laceration. "I'm embarrassed and disappointed in my actions," Smart added on Twitter. He was a surprise scratch on Wednesday due to a hand laceration and now we know why. With him out, it'll likely be Shane Larkin stepping up while Terry Rozier could have an added opportunity.
Source: NBA.com
Jan 26 - 4:13 PM

Marcus Smart (hand laceration) will not play vs. the Clippers on Wednesday.

Smart needed stitches after cutting himself on glass at the team hotel. Presumably this is just a day-to-day situation, but we'll know more soon. In his absence, expect Terry Rozier, Shane Larkin and Jaylen Brown to soak up extra minutes.
Jan 24 - 9:05 PM

Marcus Smart hit 7-of-13 shots and four 3-pointers on his way to 22 points, two rebounds, eight assists and one steal in 33 minutes off the bench on Tuesday.

He missed a game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer, but the Celtics only needed a two-pointer for a one-point win. He played great tonight, but he only had two points in 20 minutes on Sunday. He's been hot lately and started on Thursday when Kyrie Irving sat with a sore shoulder, but is too inconsistent to be started in most fantasy leagues on a regular basis.
Jan 24 - 1:13 AM

Marcus Smart will come off the bench on Sunday vs. the Magic.

No surprise here, as Kyrie Irving (shoulder) is good to go after a one-game absence. Even though he plays a few minutes less as a reserve, his averages as a starter are pretty similar. As always, he's worth owning if you don't mind his field goal percentage.
Jan 21 - 12:49 PM

Marcus Smart made a start for Kyrie Irving (shoulder) against the 76ers during an 89-80 loss on Thursday, making 6-of-11 from the field for 13 points with five rebounds, one assist, four turnovers and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

You'd think Smart making his shots would lead to a big line in a start, but that wasn't the case. Chalk Smart doesn't usually pan out in DFS and he actually came into this game with a lower scoring average as a starter compared to coming off the bench. Smart is playing well enough to be owned in standard leagues.
Jan 18 - 9:45 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
C1Al Horford
2Aron Baynes
3Greg Monroe