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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 scored 13 points with seven rebounds, one assist, four steals and three turnovers in 35 minutes against the Hawks on Thursday.
He was getting stretched out on the bench with a leg issue, but it didn't cost him time. His defense was great with plenty of anticipation to help spark some runs in this game. However, Smart will go into the offseason with major offensive concerns. He sort of shined at Summer League last year, but he couldn't string games together during the season outside one his pre-break run. He will likely be a high-upside player with risk next year. Apr 28 - 10:44 PM

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Marcus Smart scored 10 points on 2-of-7 shooting in Game 5 on Tuesday, adding two boards, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 25 minutes.

The shooting percentage was rough, but Smart could be looking at a larger role in Game 6 on Thursday if Isaiah Thomas (ankle) is unable to play. Smart was coming off his best game of the series with 20 points, eight rebounds, five assists, three 3-pointers and two steals in Game 4, so hopefully he gets back on track on Thursday as the Celtics look to even the series.
Apr 26 - 11:34 PM

After the Celtics tied their first-round series up at 2-2, Brad Stevens gushed about Marcus Smart's play in Game 4.

"I thought Marcus just played a great game, period," said Stevens. "And we’ve talked about it before. Marcus has had his ups and downs, but Marcus on this stage and, with his consistent work ethic and with his competitive spirit, you really trust that good things will happen. And so we trust in him, and he did a great job tonight on both ends on anybody that he was assigned to." Stevens said the team will continue rely on Smart—and Evan Turner—to be a playmaker with Isaiah Thomas playing off the ball, so expect him to play 30-plus minutes and be active on both ends, especially without Avery Bradley (hamstring) available.
Apr 25 - 10:42 AM

Marcus Smart came up huge in 42 minutes off the bench on Sunday, finishing a thrilling overtime victory with 20 points, eight rebounds, five assists, three 3-pointers and two steals.

Smart even had successful defensive possessions vs. a red-hot Paul Millsap down the stretch, and his energy and timely baskets helped Boston erase a 16-point deficit to even the series 2-2. Newly-minted starter Evan Turner pitched in 17 points, seven rebounds and six assists in 45 minutes, and all signs point to Smart maintaining a critical sixth-man role for Game 5 on Tuesday.
Apr 24 - 9:08 PM

Marcus Smart made 3-of-6 from the field for 11 points with three rebounds, five assists, two blocks and two 3-pointers in 33 minutes against the Hawks on Friday.

It was a big improvement from his 1-of-11 from the field in Game 2. Smart's minutes should continue to be in the low 30s while Avery Bradley (hamstring) is out and he continues to get most of his minutes at the two. He'll be in play for DFS on Sunday.
Apr 22 - 11:14 PM

Marcus Smart and Jared Sullinger will move to the bench on Friday against the Hawks.

Smart was a nightmare on Tuesday, making 1-of-11 from the field. He is still going to have to play minutes over 30 tonight because the Celtics will need him on Jeff Teague. Smart is still in play as a DFS guy.
Apr 22 - 6:22 PM

Marcus Smart (ribs) is expected to practice on Thursday.

If he does practice, he'll be ready to roll in Game 3 on Friday. Smart shot a disastrous 1-of-11 from the field in Game 2 as all three starting perimeter players couldn't hit shots. Smart will be very important to help defend Jeff Teague and has basically slotted into Avery Bradley's minutes.
Apr 20 - 3:10 PM

Marcus Smart (bruised rib) said that he plans to play in Game 3 vs. the Hawks on Friday.

The Celtics initially called the injury a right hip contusion and he briefly checked out of the game during the first quarter, but he appeared to be fine the rest of the game. Smart will be re-evaluated on Wednesday and admitted that he had some tests, so expect the Celtics to provide an update at that time. He moved into the starting lineup tonight in place of Avery Bradley (hamstring), but he didn't play well and finished with just three points on 1-of-11 shooting with three assists, two boards, two blocks, one steal and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes. His shooting needs a lot of work.
Apr 19 - 10:32 PM

Marcus Smart (finger) will move into the starting lineup for Game 2 against the Hawks on Tuesday, with Avery Bradley (hamstring) unavailable.

Smart is the most obvious choice to move into the starting five sans Bradley, and head coach Brad Stevens said that both Smart and Evan Turner will earn 30-plus minutes during their Game 2 matchup. Both Smart and Turner are worth a look in DFS, with Turner offering a bit more upside.
Apr 19 - 5:32 PM

Marcus Smart (finger) returned to practice on Monday.

He sat out of Sunday's practice with a bruised knuckle, but he said it was just a precaution and he's fully expected to play in Game 2 on Tuesday. With Avery Bradley (hamstring) already ruled out for Game 2 and possibly the series, Smart is going to see an uptick in minutes moving forward.
Apr 18 - 1:32 PM

Marcus Smart sat out of practice on Sunday due to a bruised knuckle.

The Celtics were calling it a sprained finger on Saturday, but regardless the injury sounds very minor and Smart said that it was just a precaution. Expect his minutes to trend up with Avery Bradley (hamstring) expected to miss the rest of the series.
Apr 17 - 1:31 PM

Marcus Smart sprained his finger on Saturday and was able to return, finishing with 15 points, five rebounds, two steals, one block and three 3-pointers against the Hawks.

He played really well with 19 points and four 3-pointers in the last game at Philips Arena this season, so he likes the ATL. Smart is going to have to really step up with Avery Bradley (hamstring) going down and he should get minutes in the mid-30s. He will be risky to use in DFS because of the 3-pointers, but the upside is nice.
Apr 17 - 2:29 AM

Marcus Smart did not score in 23 minutes of action vs. the Heat, going 0-of-5 from the field with two rebounds and zero assists, steals or blocks.

Smart was involved in a scrum after the third quarter and his energy helped spark the Celtics' comeback tonight, but his impact wasn't reflected in the boxscore. He has intriguing fantasy potential but needs to shoot better than 34.8 percent to be a reliable standard-league option.
Apr 13 - 10:58 PM

Marcus Smart made 1-of-8 from the field and 8-of-9 from the line for 10 points with three rebounds, three assists and one turnover in 31 minutes against the Hornets on Monday.

He's just not able to string together good offensive games. Smart's defense does show up basically every game, so he does get the minutes. The problem is he's been one of the least efficient players in the NBA since the break, making just 33.5 percent from the field in his last 26 games.
Apr 11 - 10:23 PM

Marcus Smart started the second half over Jared Sullinger on Saturday against the Hawks, scoring 19 points with five rebounds, three assists, one steal and four 3-pointers.

It's about a month overdue to see Smart perform. Coach Brad Stevens went small here to try and limit the perimeter scoring and it did not work. Smart has been a nightmare since the break, making just 32.8 percent from the field in his previous 24 games. He could bounce back next year, but he has to work on his shooting big time.
Apr 9 - 10:03 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Isaiah Thomas
2Marcus Smart
3Terry Rozier
4Demetrius Jackson
SG1Avery Bradley
2R.J. Hunter
SF1Jae Crowder
2Jaylen Brown
3James Young
PF1Amir Johnson
2Jonas Jerebko
3Jordan Mickey
C1Al Horford
2Kelly Olynyk
3Tyler Zeller