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Marcus Smart | Guard | #36

Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (22) / 3/6/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 220
College: Oklahoma State
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (6) / BOS
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Marcus Smart came off the bench to hit 5-of-13 shots and two 3-pointers for 16 points, four rebounds, a steal and a block in 28 minutes of Monday's 114-98 loss to the Hawks.
Smart was great again tonight, but Avery Bradley did return from his Achilles injury, started and played just 15 minutes. Once Bradley is up to speed and playing his normal minutes, Smart and Jaylen Brown will both take a hit. But Smart has carved out a role and should hold enough fantasy value to keep him around in 12-team leagues the rest of the way, assuming you don't mind his consistently poor shooting. Feb 27 - 11:36 PM

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Marcus Smart scored 19 points with five rebounds, four assists and one 3-pointer in 32 minutes off the bench against the Raptors on Friday.

With Jaylen Brown back, coach Brad Stevens was able to bring Smart closer to 30 minutes. On top of Brown's return, Avery Bradley is likely going to be ready for Sunday against the Pistons. Smart could still have value, assuming you don't care too much about field goal percentage.
Feb 24 - 11:11 PM

Jaylen Brown (hip) will return to the Celtics on Friday and replace Marcus Smart in the starting lineup.

Avery Bradley (Achilles) remains out. Smart's numbers dip slightly when coming off the bench vs. starting, but not dramatically. Smart is averaging 9.3 points, 4.7 assists, and 3.7 rebounds in 28.8 minutes as a reserve this season. Although it is important to note Bradley played in many of those games in which Smart came off the pine.
Feb 24 - 6:53 PM

Marcus Smart made just 1-of-5 from the field for five points with four rebounds, three assists, one steal and one turnover in 33 minutes against the Bulls on Thursday.

He had a huge defensive play on the second-to-last possession, but fouled Jimmy Butler with 0.9 seconds left in regulation on the last Chicago play. Although, it was a very questionable foul call from the refs. Anyway, Smart's red-hot shooting came to a screeching halt with his game, which surprises nobody. After the break, Smart should likely drop below the 30-minute mark most nights due to the depth likely coming back. As long as you're OK with subpar shooting, Smart could be a solid hold for you.
Feb 16 - 10:31 PM

Marcus Smart was a dominant force during Wednesday's home win, stealing the ball eight times while making 7-of-11 shots to finish with 21 points, three 3-pointers, five rebounds, five assists and one block.

Smart also commited six turnovers in 34 minutes, but who cares? He said after the game that he's never felt more comfortable in a Celtics uniform, which is ironic since his name continues to surface in trade rumors. Boston has now won 11 of their last 12 games, a stretch that's even more impressive due to the absence of Avery Bradley (Achilles). Bradley could return soon after the All-Star break, threatening Smart's starting role and playing time, but owners should obviously hold on tight here.
Feb 15 - 10:52 PM

Marcus Smart filled up the stat sheet on Monday with 19 points (6-of-11 FGs, 4-of-4 FTs), three 3-pointers, three rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block.

Smart logged 35 minutes tonight, as the Celtics walked away with a 111-98 win in Dallas. He's averaging 2.2 steals in his past 12 games, to go along with 10.9 points, 1.4 threes, 4.1 rebounds and 5.3 assists, which is more than enough to compensate for his 39.0 percent shooting. Avery Bradley (Achilles) will dent his appeal once he's healthy, but even then Smart should have enough value to justify owning him everywhere.
Feb 13 - 11:11 PM

Marcus Smart played through a cramp in his left leg on Saturday vs. the Jazz and finished with 10 points, five rebounds, five assists, three steals and three turnovers in 37 minutes.

He only left the game for a brief moment, but he was able to return and closed this one out. Smart made another start for Jae Crowder (personal), but struggled to find his shot, hitting 4-of-11 from the field and 0-of-5 from deep. He's a lot like Robert Covington because he's a stat stuffer that can kill your FG percentage, but he's worth deploying in most leagues until the Celtics get some bodies back.
Feb 12 - 12:42 AM

Marcus Smart started for Jae Crowder (personal) on Thursday and went off for 18 points, six rebounds, five assists and five steals on 8-of-13 shooting in 38 minutes.

He played great defense all night and came through on the other end of the court as well, helping the Celtics overcome a 17-point deficit for a big win. Crowder should be considered iffy for Saturday's game against the Jazz and if Smart starts again, he'll be worth using in that one. He's playing well lately, hitting double figures in scoring in four of his last five games, and averaging 12.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 2.6 steals and 1.6 3-pointers on 46 percent shooting over that stretch. He should be owned at this point, especially if you need a guard or steals, but could also take a hit when Avery Bradley returns from his achilles injury in the next week.
Feb 10 - 1:47 AM

Marcus Smart will start for Jae Crowder (personal) against the Blazers on Thursday.

Coach Brad Stevens has liked Smart off the bench and tries to keep him to 30 minutes, but that was not in the cards with Crowder out. With Smart shifting to the two, that means Terry Rozier should pick up some added run at the backup one and could be around 20 minutes. Smart gets a good matchup, so maybe he can make some shots tonight.
Feb 9 - 9:08 PM

Marcus Smart racked up five steals in 32 minutes on Friday vs. the Lakers, adding nine points, seven assists, three rebounds and two triples.

We already know Smart can fill up the box score when he gets the minutes, but his field goal percentage has always held him back -- he was 3-of-10 from the field tonight and was shooting 35.6 percent from the field prior to Friday. The story is always the same with Smart, but he's worth owning in standard leagues if you can stomach his volatile FG percentage. His ceiling is also a lot higher while Avery Bradley (Achilles) is out.
Feb 3 - 10:51 PM

Marcus Smart started the second half of Wednesday's game, which he finished with 10 points, one 3-pointer, five rebounds, five assists and two steals in 35 frenetic minutes.

Smart's shaky shooting is a caveat for fantasy owners (4-of-11 FGs tonight), but he usually contributes enough in other categories to make up the difference. He sparked a huge run tonight and has led the Celtics in net rating at +13.0 as a starter in Avery Bradley's absence. He'll still get plenty of minutes as the team's sixth-man even after Bradley (Achilles) returns.
Feb 1 - 11:13 PM

Marcus Smart made 3-of-7 from the field for eight points off the bench, adding two rebounds, 11 assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 23 minutes.

Coach Brad Stevens wants to keep him around 30 minutes, which makes sense. Smart's actually a solid player from an efficiency standpoint when's he's under 30 this year, posting a 51.2 true shooting percentage in those 18 games. Maybe he'll be better in that role, so give him a look if you're willing to risk your field goal percentage.
Jan 27 - 10:20 PM

Marcus Smart will come off the bench against the Magic on Friday and is expected to play 30 minutes.

Jaylen Brown will get another start. Smart played 31 minutes off the bench on Wednesday, so the backcourt rotation should be somewhat similar. Although, not having Al Horford (groin) will open up some minutes at the four, so Jaylen Brown could see more than his 13 minutes on Wednesday. Smart is a risky play tonight.
Jan 27 - 5:54 PM

Marcus Smart came off the bench on Wednesday with seven points, one 3-pointer, four rebounds, six assists and three steals in 31 minutes.

Smart yelled at the Celtics' assistant coaches during Tuesday's loss to the Wizards, but coach Brad Stevens said that his benching was not a team-issued punishment. He was the first guy off the bench tonight, and wound up starting the second half anyway. Even if he is kept in a bench role, it won't ruin his value as long as the minutes are decent. Keep playing him, especially while Avery Bradley is out.
Jan 25 - 11:15 PM

Marcus Smart is coming off the bench on Wednesday against the Rockets.

It's not clear why this move was made just yet, but there are a number of reasons. Smart has managed to make just 25.0 percent of his attempts from the field in his last five, the Celtics have lost three games in a row and Smart tried to sub himself in on Tuesday night. Smart is too tough to trust for DFS today, but he will likely have value for owners who don't care about percentages.
Jan 25 - 5:57 PM

Depth Charts

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