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Marcus Smart | Guard

Team: Boston Celtics
Age / DOB:  (21) / 3/6/1994
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 220
College: Oklahoma State
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Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said that Marcus Smart has received treatment on his two dislocated fingers, and he is expected to be fully recovered by mid-August to early-September
Smart will be fine for the regular-season opener, but we'll continue to track his progress every step of the way. He had an up-and-down Summer League with averages of 16.0 points, 4.2 assists and 2.4 steals per game on 35.3 percent shooting from the field. He'll likely be the starting point guard in Boston on opening night, and his potential to offer fantasy teams with elite level production in the steals department, with some 3-point shooting will make him worth a late-round selection in standard leagues. Jul 23 - 5:37 PM

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Marcus Smart (fingers) said that he was feeling "a lot better."

They’ve got me working on my motion, so everything’s feeling better," he said. Smart had to get five stitches and there is no timetable for his recovery. "Just right now not really rushing anything." As a result, Smart will not travel to Africa for an August 1 exhibition game.
Jul 20 - 10:28 AM

Marcus Smart (hand) said he'll be out for a couple of weeks.

He will begin therapy following the time off. Smart has a splint on his hand right now and it sounds like he'll need to keep it on his hand for the rest of the month. Smart is already not going to play on Aug. 1 in South Africa, but he should be ready for training camp.
Jul 18 - 4:23 PM

Marcus Smart (hand) is expected to miss an Aug. 1 exhibition game in South Africa.

Smart dislocated his fingers in his right hand on Thursday, but he didn't suffer a fracture. Based on this report, it sounds like he has some ligament damage to his shooting hand. This shouldn't affect his status for training camp, though. Smart was outstanding this month in Summer League, so we'll see if it translates to the regular season. He's worth a late look in standard drafts.
Jul 17 - 7:19 PM

X-rays taken on Marcus Smart's hand came back negative on Thursday, but he did need five stitches.

Smart was diagnosed with two dislocated fingers, but the good news is that the injury isn't serious. Smart also tweeted that it was just a minor setback, so he should be 100 percent in no time. His summer league is likely over, but he has ample time to make a full recovery well before the start of training camp. We will update his status once we know more.
Jul 17 - 10:09 AM

A source close to Marcus Smart said "he should be okay" after dislocating the index and middle fingers on his right (shooting) hand.

The source added that they are "almost 100 percent sure nothing" is broken according to A. Sherrod Blakely of CSNNE. We'll obviously be monitoring this but it appears he may have dodged a bullet.
Jul 17 - 12:15 AM

Marcus Smart left Thursday's exhibition game with dislocations to his right index and middle finger and did not return.

Smart is off to get X-rays and his Summer League is probably over. We'll let you know as soon as there is a prognosis.
Jul 16 - 11:10 PM

Celtics G Marcus Smart made only 1-of-11 shots vs. Miami to finish with six points, three rebounds, three assists and two steals.

He averaged 22.3 points in his three previous Summer League games, though that's due largely to an enormous usage rate. Smart's fantasy value will remain nebulous until he proves he can knock down shots with consistency -- he shot 36.7 percent as a rookie and is a combined 21-of-62 (33.9 percent) vs. inferior competition at Summer League.
Jul 14 - 9:06 PM

Marcus Smart will miss Sunday's game vs. Philly to get some rest.

Smart was terrific on Thursday with 22 points, four 3-pointers, seven assists, four rebounds and three steals. There's no reason for Boston to push him hard in meaningless Summer League games, so there will likely be more DNP-CDs in the coming week.
Jul 12 - 3:29 PM

Marcus Smart put on a show during Thursday's Summer League matchup with the Spurs, scoring 22 points on 9-of-14 shooting in just 27 minutes of action.

Smart put on quite the show, adding seven assists, four 3-pointers, four rebounds, three steals and a highlight reel block, and he looks like a guy that just doesn't belong on a Summer League squad. Smart will be the Celtics' starting point guard to open up the 2015-16 season, and he'll be worth a late-round selection in standard leagues.
Jul 9 - 9:04 PM

Marcus Smart (rest) will not play in Tuesday's Summer League game vs. the 76ers.

The Celtics will get an extended look at their 2015 draft pick Terry Rozier tonight with Smart being given the night off, and Phil Pressey likely to join him on the sidelines. If Smart remains on the Celtics' roster when the 2015-16 season begins, he'll be the starting point guard, and worthy of a late-round selection in standard leagues.
Jul 7 - 6:42 PM

Marcus Smart hit 6-of-20 shots (2-of-10 3PTs, 12-of-13 FTs) for 26 points, five rebounds, eight assists, two steals and one block in Monday's preseason loss to the Jazz.

Smart looked like a man playing with boys out there and with all Summer League disclaimers aside, it does look like he had a productive summer. He'll have to vie for touches in the Celtics backcourt, but there should be enough to go around and Smart looks like a post-Hype guy heading into this season.
Jul 6 - 11:25 PM

Marcus Smart said that he is getting more comfortable at the point guard position.

"I’m more comfortable being at the point guard position and treading the defense and kind of just running the whole offense," Smart said. "They definitely expect a lot more out of me. I expect a lot out of myself. But with that territory comes a lot of responsibility, so I’m just trying to get better." After averaging 7.8 points, 3.1 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.4 three-pointers during his rookie season, Smart could be poised to take a major step forward in the 2015-16 season.
Jul 5 - 9:55 AM

Contrary to reports, Marcus Smart was not offered in a draft-day trade, sources told the Boston Globe.

It doesn't mean the Celtics won't trade Smart, but apparently he wasn't on the table during the draft. With Boston's logjam at guard and with clear needs on the wing and at center, Smart could still be trade bait this offseason should Danny Ainge find a deal to his liking.
Jun 29 - 9:49 AM

The Celtics will reportedly continue to shop Marcus Smart this offseason.

With the Celtics have a wealth of backcourt players but their frontcourt is rather thin, and they lack a true rim protector. By drafting Terry Rozier they may have secured a solid backup to Isaiah Thomas, and it looks like they're going to try and package Smart in a deal that would net them the defense-first big man. Smart averaged just 7.8 points, 3.1 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.4 three-pointers during his rookie season, so he'll need to make some major improvements before we can deem him worthy of ownership in standard leagues.
Jun 26 - 1:07 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Marcus Smart
2Isaiah Thomas
3Terry Rozier
SG1Avery Bradley
2R.J. Hunter
SF1Jae Crowder
2Evan Turner
3James Young
4Perry Jones
PF1David Lee
2Jared Sullinger
3Amir Johnson
4Jonas Jerebko
5Jordan Mickey
C1Tyler Zeller
2Kelly Olynyk