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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 missed all five of his field goals on Tuesday to finish an ugly loss in Cleveland with two points, five rebounds, two assists and one steal in 22 minutes.
Smart wasn't the only player to struggle -- the Celtics shot 35.2 percent as a team including a 7-of-28 mark from downtown, and they lost the game by 31 points. Smart has been clinging to late-round value in 12-team leagues despite Isaiah Thomas' arrival, but his percentages (37.5 percent FGs, 64.6 percent FTs) have been a season-long drag for owners. Mar 3 - 9:31 PM

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Marcus Smart scored 10 points on 4-of-9 shooting (including two threes) with two rebounds, three assists and one steal over 31 minutes in Friday's win.

Smart has produced more like a shooting guard than a point guard all season so the arrival of Isaiah Thomas hasn't really changed much. He's still a late-round value and if anything the added playmaker might be able to get a few extra looks.
Feb 28 - 1:38 AM

Marcus Smart made another start on Wednesday and played well, hitting 6-of-9 shots and three 3-pointers for 16 points, two rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block in 30 minutes.

He's still the starter, despite the arrival of Isaiah Thomas, and had one of his best games of the season tonight. Maybe he can get it going and the Celtics will stick with him, but it's going to be tough for him to play like this on a nightly basis with Thomas around, while Avery Bradley finally cooled off, which also helped Smart's game.
Feb 25 - 11:22 PM

Marcus Smart played just 24 minutes in Monday's win over the Suns, scoring eight points on 2-of-7 shooting (including a three) with two rebounds, three assists and one steal.

James Young saw 19 minutes and Smart was not sharp so clearly he doesn't have unlimited rope. Smart has produced more like a shooting guard than a point guard this season and that should continue barring a major slump. He should still be owned in most standard formats.
Feb 24 - 12:44 AM

Marcus Smart hit 5-of-15 shots (2-of-9 3PTs, 4-of-9 FTs) for 16 points, five rebounds, two assists and five steals in 36 minutes on Friday against the Kings.

The Kings don't defend the 3-point line and that's the name of Smart's game these days, as he's more shooting guard than point guard for the most part. In that respect, he's not going to be terribly impacted by the arrival of Isaiah Thomas, and he is still a must-own player at this time.
Feb 21 - 3:58 AM

Marcus Smart hit just 3-of-12 shots and two 3-pointers for 11 points, two rebounds, three assists, a steal, four turnovers and four fouls in Wednesday's unlikely win over the Hawks.

Smart was benched for Marcus Thornton at the start of the second half, but it should be temporary. As long as he's starting, he should be held in all leagues, despite his frequent struggles. He should continue to start over the second half and can potentially play well on both ends of the floor, although he's not a potent scorer. The Celtics have won four of their last five games, but still don't look like a serious playoff contender, at least for now.
Feb 11 - 11:01 PM

Coach Brad Stevens wants Marcus Smart to take what the defense gives to him.

"I don’t want him to do something the defense isn’t giving to him," Stevens said. "In an ideal world, yeah, be able to drive by your guy and get to the line, but he’s not there yet." Stevens went on to say that Smart has to learn how to use his body to his advantage, and it's a typical transition process for the rookie as he adjusts to a larger role in the post-Rajon Rondo era.
Feb 9 - 11:46 AM

Marcus Smart made 4-of-8 from the field with two 3-pointers for 13 points during a 96-93 loss to the Bucks on Saturday with five rebounds, one assist and three turnovers.

He was really struggling from the field, but he went back to his old ways of chucking triples, which has been a positive for him this season. Smart is coming along a little quicker than anticipated and his patient owners are seeing some dividends.
Feb 7 - 11:53 PM

Marcus Smart played 41 minutes against the Nuggets during a 104-100 win on Wednesday, scoring four points with 10 rebounds, eight assists, three steals and two turnovers.

On the downside, Smart made just 2-of-6 from the field and missed both free throws, which has been a major issue for him lately. Smart has really struggled on his one-dribble shots this season and his inside-the-arc game has led to some ugly shooting numbers. He played 37 minutes on Tuesday and it looks clear he's going to get major minutes. His upside in steals, dimes and treys make him worth owning in all standard leagues.
Feb 4 - 11:36 PM

Marcus Smart will start at PG on Wednesday, joining Avery Bradley, Evan Turner, Brandon Bass and Tyler Zeller.

Brad Stevens suggested that Smart's start on Tuesday wasn't permanent, but he played very well and owners should be optimistic about his outlook after the All-Star break. Smart posted 13 points, four rebounds, three assists, two steals and a pair of 3-pointers on Tuesday, and he's a safe option in standard leagues.
Feb 4 - 5:52 PM

Jared Sullinger said that Marcus Smart's defense was the reason why the Celtics were able to beat the Knicks on Tuesday.

Smart took over as the starter on Tuesday and did not disappoint with 13 points, four boards, three assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in a career-high 37 minutes. Head coach Brad Stevens was non-committal when asked if the starting lineup would stick, but it's hard to imagine Smart returning to the bench after his recent play. The Celtics are going to give the rookie a lot of run as they start looking towards the future, so Smart shouldn't be on many waiver wires following this latest development.
Source: Boston.com
Feb 4 - 10:38 AM

Marcus Smart took over as a starter on Tuesday, notching 13 points, two 3-pointers, four rebounds, three assists and two steals in 37 minutes vs. the Knicks.

Brad Stevens said the lineup change may not be permanent, but that caveat shouldn't prevent owners from scooping him off the waiver wire everywhere he's available. Smart's 38.0 percent shooting is a red flag for fantasy owners, but that's largely because the bulk of his attempts come from downtown, and he's averaging 1.3 triples on the season. He has enough rest-of-season upside to be owned in all 12-team leagues.
Feb 3 - 10:49 PM

Marcus Smart tweaked his ankle on Tuesday but returned to the game moments later.

He simply had his ankle re-taped and he doesn't seem to be limited at all. Check back after the game for an update, but Smart's owners shouldn't be concerned.
Feb 3 - 7:58 PM

Marcus Smart will slide into the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against the Knicks, sending Jae Crowder to the bench.

Smart will be joined in the starting lineup by Avery Bradley, Evan Turner, Brandon Bass, and Jared Sullinger, and he'll look to keep the momentum going after putting up a career-high nine assists during his last outing. Go ahead and get him active for a favorable matchup against New York.

Marcus Smart handed out a career-high nine assists during Sunday's loss to the Heat, adding three points on 1-of-6 shooting, five rebounds, one steal, one block, and one turnover over 30 minutes of action.

Smart's lone make from the field was from beyond the arc, and shooting (38.7 percent from the field) is obviously not going to be a strong point for him this season. He did however start the second half, although it's unclear if that was due to Evan Turner's ailing thumb, or if coach Brad Stevens is ready to let Smart run free. Regardless, owners should remain patient with Smart and he deserves to be stashed in most leagues.
Feb 1 - 5:09 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Marcus Smart
2Isaiah Thomas
3Phil Pressey
SG1Avery Bradley
SF1Evan Turner
2Jae Crowder
3James Young
4Luigi Datome
5Gerald Wallace
PF1Jared Sullinger
2Brandon Bass
3Jonas Jerebko
4Shavlik Randolph
C1Tyler Zeller
2Kelly Olynyk