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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 only 2-of-7 shots for five points on Sunday, but he impacted the game elsewhere with eight rebounds, six assists, one steal and one block in 33 minutes.
Rough shooting is nothing new for Smart, who is 13-of-32 (40.6 percent) through four playoff games. Avery Bradley also struggled from the field, going 3-of-9 for eight points, but they did enough to help Boston earn a road win tonight. The series shifts to Boston tied 2-2, with the road team winning every game. Apr 23 - 9:33 PM

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Marcus Smart has been fined $25,000 for making an obscene gesture in Game 2 against the Bulls.

With six minutes left in the fourth, Smart missed a 3-pointer and apparently gave the middle finger to a fan. It's worth a mention Smart's fine is $5,000 less than David Fizdale's epic "take that for data" rant about the refs.
Apr 19 - 4:00 PM

Marcus Smart had a productive Game 2 vs. Chicago, scoring 13 points with eight rebounds, two assists, two steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes.

When his shot is falling, Smart can post some tantalizing fantasy lines. He finished 6-of-11 from the field and spent quite a lot of time guarding Jimmy Butler, but if the Celtics weren't struggling so bad on the glass, his minutes would probably be a bit higher -- the Bulls are basically daring Smart to shoot when he gets the ball. Avery Bradley added 12 points, three assists, three rebounds, one steal, one block and two triples for Boston, while Jae Crowder finished with 16 points, four assists, three rebounds and two triples.
Apr 18 - 11:13 PM

Marcus Smart has struggled with his shot since the All-Star break.

Smart is shooting just 32.6 percent from the floor and 22.7 percent from 3-point territory over the last two months. He has shot above 50 percent in only two of the Celtics last 25 games. Smart is on the floor primarily for his defense, but Boston will likely need him to knock down some open jumpers to help space the floor in the postseason. Fortunately for fantasy owners, Smart averaged career-highs in assists (4.6), steals (1.6) and blocks (0.4) this season.
Source: CSN NE
Apr 11 - 10:14 AM

Marcus Smart scored 18 points with four rebounds, seven assists, two blocks, six steals and five 3-pointers in 33 minutes

If only Smart could shoot. In fact, Smart's line of seven assists, six steals and five treys has never been matched in Celtics history. The threes are the most shocking because Smart made multiple 3-pointers just once in his previous 10 games, making just 26.0 percent from the field in that span. His upside is sky high, but he can tank FG% like few others.
Apr 6 - 11:13 PM

Marcus Smart made 1-of-8 from the field for four points with two rebounds, four assists and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes against the Cavs on Wednesday.

His playing time would've likely been lighter than this if the Celtics were able to keep it close. Smart has just been a nightmare as a shooter, making just 32.5 percent from the field in his previous games since the break. With Avery Bradley back, Smart's playing time figures to drop to the low 20s. He's tough to own unless you're punting field goal percentage.
Apr 5 - 10:44 PM

Marcus Smart scored 14 points on 6-of-11 shooting vs. the Knicks, hitting one 3-pointer with five assists, two rebounds, one steal and three turnovers in 27 minutes.

Amazingly, this is the first time in 21 games that Smart has shot better than 50 percent from the field. It's a well-known issue for anyone who has owned him this season, and he'll need to do plenty of offseason work to return as more than a late-round value in roto leagues.
Apr 2 - 3:55 PM

Marcus Smart made 1-of-6 from the field for seven points with two rebounds, six assists, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes against the Magic on Friday.

He made his first shot from the field, and that was it. Smart has been a disaster from deep since the break, making just 18.5 percent on a whopping 4.3 attempts per game. Coach Brad Stevens said he still has confidence in Smart as a shooter, so maybe that should hurt his Coach of the Year chances. Bad shooting aside, Smart should have a big chance to fill the stat sheet on Sunday with Avery Bradley (illness) doubtful.
Mar 31 - 11:38 PM

Marcus Smart shot just 4-of-15 from the field on Wednesday, but he still finished with 11 points, 11 rebounds, five assists, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes.

Smart loves to launch end-of-quarter shots with zero chance of making them, the sort of stats-be-damned mentality that is great in real life, but only hurts his already poor percentages in fantasy. Owners know what their getting at this point, and we can only hope that he devotes his offseason to fixing his jumper.
Mar 29 - 11:32 PM

Celtics coach Brad Stevens said he isn't concerned about Marcus Smart's shooting slump.

Smart is shooting just 29.8 percent from the field and 17.6 percent from 3-point range in March, but he's helping out in other areas. "You know what? I've said this before. Hey, Marcus could score 30 in a game and hit every shot, or he could score zero and not hit his shots, and his two biggest strengths are still his competitiveness and his brains," Stevens said. "He's really smart, and he's really tough. And those two things mean more than any points or no points that he could score." He's averaging 10.2 points, 4.5 assists, 3.6 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 0.7 triples in March, so he's still a decent asset in points formats even when his shot isn't falling.
Source: ESPN
Mar 27 - 9:17 AM

Marcus Smart made 1-of-13 from the field for nine points with three rebounds, six assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes against the Suns on Friday.

He was also on Devin Booker a lot late in this game, so his defensive stats will be taking a hit. Smart really needs to figure out some new ways to score because he shouldn't be shooting this much with such awful efficiency. If Avery Bradley (illness) needs to miss Sunday, Smart should get heavy minutes again.
Mar 24 - 11:05 PM

Marcus Smart returned to the bench on Monday vs. the Wizards, scoring 10 points on 3-of-9 shooting in 20 minutes.

The Celtics are whole again with Isaiah Thomas (knee) returning to action, so Smart's value is going to trend down. He added just two rebounds, two assists and one block, and considering he's shooting 32.7 percent from the field over his last five games, you can probably find a better option on your wire with so many hot pickups available this time of year.
Mar 20 - 10:26 PM

Marcus Smart made 3-of-12 from the field for eight points with six rebounds, eight assists and two steals in 35 minutes against the 76ers on Sunday.

That makes it 6-of-26 in his two starts without Isaiah Thomas this weekend. As you might expect, Smart killed his team with missed jumpers, making just 4-of-20 with one 3-pointer to give him an awful 22.5 effective field goal percentage on those. He really needs to find other ways to score or maybe not try to score at all. Smart continues to be a FG% killer, but he can fill it up in other areas.
Mar 19 - 3:48 PM

Marcus Smart made 3-of-14 from the field for 12 points with three rebounds, five assists, three steals and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes against the Nets on Friday.

Smart's fantasy owners can pretty much shrug their shoulders on this one because this is your typical Smart line. He'll be looking at a similar role again on Sunday and gets another favorable matchup against T.J. McConnell. He'll be a high-upside player to use in season long and in DFS. Of course, he could miss everything he shoots.
Mar 18 - 12:01 AM

Coach Brad Stevens said that Marcus Smart will start in place of Isaiah Thomas on Friday vs. Brooklyn.

Thomas will also miss Sunday's game vs. the Sixers, so Marcus will remain in the starting lineup all weekend. Smart has started 22 games this season and is averaging 12.1 points, 4.4 assists and 4.2 rebounds in 34.3 minutes over those 22 contests. He makes for an intriguing DFS play and is also a streaming option if you can deal with the potentially poor FG percentage.
Mar 17 - 11:14 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Isaiah Thomas
2Marcus Smart
SG1Avery Bradley
2Terry Rozier
3Gerald Green
SF1Jae Crowder
2Jaylen Brown
3James Young
PF1Amir Johnson
2Jonas Jerebko
3Jordan Mickey
C1Al Horford
2Kelly Olynyk
3Tyler Zeller