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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
Contract: view contract details

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Marcus Smart (ankle) will not play against the 76ers on Friday.
It'll be Aron Baynes in the starting lineup. With Smart out, we saw Terry Rozier play 17 minutes next to Kyrie Irving on Wednesday, so that number is probably climbing. We should see some Semi Ojeleye and maybe even Abdel Nader to help out with depth. Oct 20 - 5:36 PM

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Coach Brad Stevens said that Marcus Smart (ankles) is "likely out" for Friday's game vs. the Sixers.

Smart said he rolled both his ankles in Wednesday's loss to Milwaukee. His left ankle was heavily wrapped at Friday's shootaround. The Celtics have little backcourt/wing depth with Gordon Hayward (leg) out indefinitely. If Smart is sidelined, Terry Rozier and Abdel Nader would see additional minutes backing up both guard spots. Semi Ojeleye would likely see an uptick in playing time on the wing.
Oct 20 - 11:00 AM

Marcus Smart made 4-of-13 from the field for 12 points with seven rebounds, four assists, three steals and three 3-pointers against the Bucks on Wednesday.

He was 3-of-7 from deep, so that wasn't the issue in this game. Smart's weight loss looks like it's legitimately helped him become a better player on both ends and he'll be seeing minutes on the mid 30s almost every night. If Smart can somehow be even remotely close to 43 percent from the field, he could have a massive season. He should be owned in all leagues regardless.
Oct 18 - 11:00 PM

Marcus Smart will move into the starting lineup for Wednesday's matchup with the Bucks.

Smart started the second half on Tuesday and finished with 12 points, nine boards, three dimes, two steals, two blocks and two turnovers in 35 minutes, and he should remain in the starting five for however long Gordon Hayward (ankle) is sidelined. The shooting percentages won't be pretty, but Smart will bring enough stats to the boxscore to warrant ownership in most leagues.
Oct 18 - 5:50 PM

Marcus Smart started the second half of Tuesday's 102-99 loss to Cleveland and stuffed the boxscore with 12 points, nine rebounds, three assists, two steals, two blocks and two turnovers.

He missed all four of his 3-pointers and was 0-of-9 from the field in the first half, but he came to play in the second half. Smart also showed off an array of post moves and toasted Kyle Korver on a couple of possessions. His field goal percentage (5-of-16 tonight) has always been his biggest weakness, but he did show off an improved jumper in the preseason and he's way more explosive after losing about 20 pounds over the summer. With Gordon Hayward (ankle, leg) looking at a potentially season-ending injury, Smart is locked into big minutes and should be owned in most leagues.
Oct 17 - 11:22 PM

Marcus Smart and the Celtics aren't expected to come to an agreement on a contract extension before Monday's deadline.

Danny Ainge loves keeping as much financial flexibility as possible and this doesn't change the fact that the Celtics view Smart as a big part of their future. He'll be a restricted free agent in 2018 and is poised to have a career year in Boston as the sixth man. He was lights out from 3-point range during the preseason and is in the best shape of his life.
Oct 16 - 1:35 PM

Marcus Smart, Terry Rozier, Jason Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Aron Baynes will be in the starting lineup for Monday's exhibition against the 76ers.

The Celtics are resting most of their main guys tonight, so we'll get to see the B-squad take the floor in this preseason matchup. Smart could be in line for some spot-starts this season depending on the matchup, but he's already conceded the starting two-spot to Brown.

Marcus Smart is hopeful that he'll be able to come to terms on an extension with the Celtics soon.

The Celtics have until midnight on October 16 to strike a deal with Smart on an extension, but Smart's agent, Happy Walters, has yet to hear anything on that front from Boston's brass. If the two sides aren't able to come to terms on a deal, Smart will become a restricted free agent this summer, which could make it difficult for the Celtics to retain him given their high payroll.
Oct 9 - 4:13 PM

Marcus Smart brought the energy off the bench against the 76ers on Friday, scoring 11 points with four rebounds, three assists, three steals and two 3-pointers on 4-of-6 from the field in his 20 minutes.

We joke about #MuscleWatch and "lost X pounds this summer" all the time, but Smart's energy jumps out on tape. He was everywhere on defense and he was still able to defend bigs despite the loss of 20 pounds, Plus, he's staying on balance much more on his jumpers and he's making them. He's not going to be lights out on shooting, but Smart may be closer to 46 percent this season than the 35.9 percent he had last year. While he is going to come off the bench, he's worth a look in all formats, especially if you're punting field goal percentage.
Oct 6 - 9:38 PM

Marcus Smart said he prefers coming off the bench in Boston.

Brad Stevens apparently wanted to start Smart in Monday's preseason opener, but Smart told his coach that he prefers playing with the second unit. Smart could still make some spot starts for the Celtics this season, but it sounds like Jaylen Brown is locked in as the starting two-guard. Either way, Smart figures to be a significant part of the rotation in Boston, so he should be able to flirt with last year's numbers of 10.6 points, 1.2 triples, 4.6 dimes and 1.6 steals per contest.
Oct 3 - 4:48 PM

Marcus Smart scored nine points on 3-of-8 shooting with four rebounds, one assists and three triples in just 14 minutes in Monday's preseason opener vs. the Hornets.

He came off the bench behind Jaylen Brown, but said he was "totally fine" with the decision after talking with coach Brad Stevens. The Celtics will likely treat Smart as their sixth man, but Stevens did hint that he could make some starts as well -- he said their lineups could be matchup-based. Smart has lost about 20 pounds over the offseason and looks poised for his best season yet.
Oct 2 - 10:22 PM

Brad Stevens hinted that his starting lineups could be matchup-based this season.

While Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward and Al Horford are locked in as starters, the shooting guard and power forward position are not quite as certain. Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart are competing for the starting two-spot, but Stevens could also move those guys in and out of the starting five based on the matchup, and he could do the same thing with Aron Baynes and Marcus Morris in the frontcourt. Stevens' constant tinkering with his lineups is one unfortunate aspect of owning Celtics.

Marcus Smart and Jaylen Brown will be competing for the starting shooting guard position over training camp.

Smart is probably the better defensive option out of the two, but his wonky jump shot does create some spacing issues. Smart also dropped around 20 pounds this offseason, and he feels the weight loss will help his explosion and lateral quickness. Both Smart and Brown are worthy of a late-round selection on draft day, but know that a guy like Smart won't do your fantasy squad's field goal percentage any favors.
Sep 27 - 10:08 AM

Marcus Smart said he's lost 20 pounds this summer and is down to 219.

That means he was up to 240 towards the end of the season, which may be the bigger takeaway. "I've been in the gym non-stop. It's a new me. I'm more explosive," Smart said. The Celtics will likely be calling on Smart more with Avery Bradley in Detroit, but he really has to make his jumpers. His upside in steals with some dimes and maybe some scoring make him a nice late-round pick, especially if you're punting field goal percentage.
Sep 6 - 6:51 PM

According to Ian Begley of ESPN, the Celtics contacted the Knicks about a potential Marcus Smart trade.

It's no secret that the Celtics have been shopping Smart, Avery Bradley and Jae Crowder, as they would likely need to move at least one of those contracts to clear enough space to sign Gordon Hayward. The Knicks are just one of several teams that the Celtics reached out to, but their interest in the defensive-minded guard is unclear at this point. Begley adds that the Celtics would likely ask for Willy Hernangomez or a draft pick in return, but that's a steep price for a rebuilding team.
Source: ESPN
Jul 6 - 9:11 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kyrie Irving
2Marcus Smart
3Kadeem Allen
SG1Jaylen Brown
2Jabari Bird
3Terry Rozier
4Abdel Nader
SF1Gordon Hayward
2Jayson Tatum
3Semi Ojeleye
4Jonathan Holmes
PF1Marcus Morris
2Guerschon Yabusele
3Daniel Theis
C1Al Horford
2Aron Baynes