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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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Marcus Smart and Tyler Zeller are reportedly the least likely players on Boston's roster to be traded this offseason.
Danny Ainge really loves Smart's work on the defensive end, and it wouldn't make much sense for a rebuilding organization to trade away such a promising piece after just one season. Zeller is only on the books for $2.6 million next year, which is a great bargain considering what he brings to the table in limited minutes. Ainge has promised Boston fans that the Celtics will be doing big things this offseason, but those big-moves likely won't involve the aforementioned players. May 1 - 2:28 PM
Source: CSN NE

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The Celtics are hoping to get Marcus Smart more time at point guard in summer leagues.

The byproduct of this news is that Phil Pressey may be left of the team's summer league roster. "Phil is a possibility for summer league. We may play Marcus some and Phil some, but we really want Marcus to play a little bit more of the point guard position in summer league," Ainge said at his end-of-season press conference on Thursday. Pressey's exclusion from the roster would be a good thing for Smart's ball-handling development as Pressey played a lot of point guard during last year's summer leagues and pushed Smart off the ball.
Apr 30 - 1:42 PM

Marcus Smart was reportedly late to practice on Saturday because he overslept, but head coach Brad Stevens said that Jae Crowder was always going to start in Game 4.

There have been some indications that Smart will see reduced minutes for disciplinary reasons, so it's probably best for owners in fantasy leagues to look at other options. Jae Crowder is starting because his physical presence is needed to guard LeBron James, but there is no word on whether or not the switch is temporary.
Apr 26 - 11:35 AM

Marcus Smart will come off the bench for Game 4 against the Cavaliers on Sunday with Jae Crowder set to replace him in the first unit.

Smart has seen an average of just 23.0 minutes in the first three games of the series, and it's pretty obvious that head coach Brad Stevens wants a bigger lineup to help deal with the presence of LeBron James. Smart should still get some decent run off the bench, but his postseason averages of 9.3 points, 1.7 boards, 1.3 assists and 1.0 3-pointer per game makes him tough to look at in terms of fantasy production. Evan Turner will spend plenty of time running the point today.
Apr 26 - 11:01 AM

Marcus Smart did not start the second half against the Cavs on Thursday, finishing with eight points, two rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer in 18 minutes.

He started out with some intensity early on the defensive end, but coach Brad Stevens didn't feel comfortable rolling with Smart down the stretch on top of not starting him in the second half. He'll likely start in Game 4, but he might not play more than 20 minutes. For what it's worth, Smart played 26 minutes in each of the first two games of this series.
Apr 23 - 10:12 PM

Marcus Smart said that he would like to spend some more time guarding LeBron James during Game 2.

Smart did have a few nice possessions guarding James during Game 1, but successfully guarding a player of James' caliber is more of a collective team effort. It's nice to know that the rookie is embracing the challenge of guarding arguably the best player in the world right now, but it's very unlikely he dramatically alters James' production. Smart could also show up less on the offensive end if he spends most of the game chasing around James on defense.
Apr 21 - 6:36 PM

Marcus Smart nabbed four steals during Sunday's win over the Cavs, adding seven points, one 3-pointer and two assists through 33 minutes of action.

Smart scoring comes and goes, but he's very consistent in the steals category. Since the break, Smart has posted averages of 9.2 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.4 three-pointers per game. That's good enough for some low-end value in deep leagues, but he'll need to up the scoring and assist numbers before he can be viewed as a viable option in standard leagues.
Apr 12 - 6:13 PM

Marcus Smart had one of his best offensive showings of his career during a 99-90 win over the Cavs on Friday, scoring 19 points with three rebounds, one assist, one steal and three 3-pointers.

This came out of nowhere with Smart making just 34.6 percent from the field for 5.8 points per game over his previous 10. He only had one field goal in three of his last four games, so we'll definitely need to see this again before signing off on him as a pickup. As a side note, Smart intends to play in Summer League, so that should help him grow.
Apr 10 - 11:24 PM

Marcus Smart said he will play in both NBA summer leagues.

"I’m sure I will be playing — that’s the plan," Smart said. "First-year, second-year guys play. [Phil] Pressey played, [Kelly] Olynyk played their first two years, so I don’t think I’ll be any much different than those two guys were. It will be a great experience, to get more familiarity with the game. I will have known a lot more. It will be good for me." This is good news for Smart's dynasty owners as the rookie has had a solid, yet inconsistent first season. He's currently worth owning in deeper fantasy leagues, but he's too unreliable for ownership in standard leagues at the moment.
Apr 9 - 9:49 AM

Marcus Smart hit a game-winning shot at the buzzer during a 117-116 overtime victory at Toronto, finishing with 15 points, four rebounds, four assists, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers.

Isaiah Thomas' shot was blocked and Smart was there to clean it up. Smart had a nice 14-point game on Mar. 30, but he only scored six points combined in his previous two. He'll be solid for steals, but it's hard to count on him for anything else right now. Smart should have some nice growth in his first full offseason.
Apr 5 - 12:29 AM

Marcus Smart had an effective game on both ends against the Hornets on Monday with 14 points, six rebounds, four assists, three steals, one block and one 3-pointer.

He scored a combined four points in his previous four games, so he needed this one. Smart is still not involved in the offense for scoring and only had three dimes in that aforementioned four-game span, so he's not a guy most fantasy owners should trust after this gem. He's only an option in deep leagues right now.
Mar 30 - 11:19 PM

Marcus Smart finished Sunday's home defeat with zero points, four rebounds and no other stats to his credit in 18 minutes, missing all six of his field goals without any free throw attempts.

Before the game, Clippers coach Doc Rivers said of Smart, "He reminds me of me. A better version of me ... He's a defensive guard, but he can score. That's the difference." Smart's offense was missing in action tonight, however, due largely to Chris Paul's defense and the lopsided allotment of playing time between Smart (18 minutes) and backup Isaiah Thomas (26 minutes). Unfortunately, standard-league owners should move on to a more reliable option.
Source: Mass Live
Mar 29 - 9:15 PM

Marcus Smart made 2-of-3 from the field for six points with two rebounds, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer against the Knicks on Friday.

What a weird game for Smart. In 34 minutes, he posted a 5.4 usage rate and a 4.8 assist percentage, which is almost unfathomable for a starting point guard. Smart isn't out there for his offense, so he's going to have a tough time being consistent in fantasy leagues now that Isaiah Thomas is back.
Mar 28 - 12:46 AM

Marcus Smart said he's not a dirty player after his incident with Matt Bonner.

Smart's shot to Bonner's groin earned him a one-game suspension and he's determined to move forward in a productive manner. "I respect the decision," Smart said. "I gotta live with it. Looking at the film, it does look a little intentional. But that’s not who I am. I’m not a dirty player." Smart only scored two points with one rebound and two steals in his first game back from his suspension on Monday and Isaiah Thomas (back) is due to return on Wednesday, so the rookie's fantasy value will likely be limited to deeper leagues for the rest of the season.
Mar 24 - 10:54 AM

The Celtics want Marcus Smart to focus on channeling his competitive energy in a more positive way.

In other words, the C's want him to stop doing dumb things on the floor when his competitive juices get flowing. "What we love about Marcus is his competitive nature, his competitive spirit, but he has to handle that situation better. There’s no question about that," Brad Stevens said. The rookie will look to move on Monday when he'll be back in action following his one-game suspension.
Mar 23 - 10:29 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Marcus Smart
2Isaiah Thomas
3Phil Pressey
SG1Avery Bradley
SF1Evan Turner
2Jae Crowder
3James Young
4Luigi Datome
5Gerald Wallace
PF1Jared Sullinger
2Brandon Bass
3Jonas Jerebko
C1Tyler Zeller
2Kelly Olynyk