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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
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The Celtics' "overflowing backcourt" factored into their decision to pass on Markelle Fultz, according to Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe.
Interesting. Sure, Marcus Smart is one of the best perimeter defenders in the NBA, but that really shouldn't have been part of the thought process to pass on such a great prospect in Fultz. The Celtics do also really like Terry Rozier, and they're also likely to commit a lot of money to Isaiah Thomas and Avery Bradley. Jun 18 - 12:04 AM

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Marcus Smart said he's looking forward to playing with Jaylen Brown next season.

"He’s an athletic guy and he plays hard," Smart said about Brown. "We’re going to work even better together as we go along." Coach Brad Stevens is all about the right combinations, so figuring out if Brown and Smart go together will be an interesting story in October. That duo only had a -3.9 net rating in the regular season, but it increased to +4.2 in the postseason. Smart's poor shooting will be a thorn in the side of fantasy owners.
May 26 - 6:19 PM

Marcus Smart made 2-of-7 from the field for six points with five rebounds, two assists, one steal, five turnovers and two 3-pointers in 25 minutes against the Cavs on Thursday.

He was a little sloppy in this game and Kyrie Irving also took him to the cleaners on the defensive end. It's still unclear how much time Isaiah Thomas (hip) is going to miss, but it's possible he could be limited in training camp. Smart never really grew on the offensive side and once again his main goal this summer will be to work on his jumper. It'll be interesting to see how he fits with the Celtics having the top pick in the draft.
May 25 - 10:58 PM

Marcus Smart fell back to earth in Tuesday's 112-99 Game 4 loss to the Cavaliers, scoring eight points on 1-of-9 shooting.

Yikes. He had nowhere to go but down after his incredible 27-point performance on 8-of-14 FGs in Game 3, but the law of averages caught up with the career 35.8 percent shooter. He made his second straight start at PG and dished out six assists with one rebound, one assist and one steal in 40 minutes, but he didn't make his usual impact on the defensive end in this one -- Kyrie Irving went nuts for 42 points. If the Celtics hope to stave off elimination at home for Game 5 on Thursday, Smart has to play better on both ends.
May 23 - 11:56 PM

Marcus Smart started Game 3 in place of Isaiah Thomas (hip), scoring a career-high 27 points on 8-of-14 FGs, including seven 3-pointers, with seven assists, five rebounds, two steals and one block in 41 minutes.

Smart scored 20+ points just four times during the regular season, while shooting 35.9 percent from the field, and he chose an ideal time to break out offensively. Brad Stevens admitted that with Smart starting in place of Thomas the Celtics are "a little bit bigger across the board [defensively]," and they limited the Cavs' high-powered offense to a relatively low 108 points tonight. Backup PG Terry Rozier played just eight minutes tonight, and Smart should have a massive role again on Tuesday.
Source: Mass Live
May 21 - 11:43 PM

Marcus Smart will draw the start at point guard in Game 3 vs. the Cavaliers on Sunday.

No surprise here, as Smart started the second half of Game 2 when Isaiah Thomas (hip) left the game for good. Smart isn't in a rhythm right now and is shooting 34.6 percent from the field in the playoffs, but his minutes will likely be in the high 30s as he looks to contain Kyrie Irving -- he said wants to force Irving to be more of a facilitator. In addition to Smart, expect a heavier workload for Terry Rozier.
May 21 - 11:23 AM

Marcus Smart missed all six shots from the field and made all four from the line against the Cavs on Friday, adding five rebounds, seven assists, one steal, one block and three turnovers in 25 minutes.

Isaiah Thomas (right hip strain) didn't play in the second half, but the Celtics being down 41 points at halftime was likely a factor here. Smart continues to get open looks, but he's just been terrible at converting those chances. He did start the second half on Friday night for IT.
May 19 - 10:51 PM

Marcus Smart was everywhere in Monday's Game 7 win over the Wizards, racking up 13 points, six rebounds, four assists, two blocks and two triples in 30 minutes.

He played within himself tonight and didn't force things on the offensive end, but Smart also made several winning hustle plays and played some incredible lock-down defense. He finished 4-of-7 from the field, hitting a massive 3-pointer at the end of the third quarter in addition to a couple of key baskets in the fourth. "When it’s all on the line, he’s going to make it," coach Brad Stevens said of Smart coming up big down the stretch. "That’s a unique trait." Expect the combo guard to spend a lot of time guarding either LeBron James or Kyrie Irving in the next round.
May 15 - 11:19 PM

Marcus Smart had a game to forget in a loss to the Wizards on Thursday, making 2-of-9 from the field for nine points with four rebounds, two assists, one steal, one block, one 3-pointer and eight turnovers.

He somehow had six turnovers in the first half and was a mess in this loss. Coach Brad Stevens said he wants to keep his bench together, so that explains why Smart isn't starting. It does make some sense to start him because that could help limit John Wall. He'll have to play better, obviously.
May 4 - 10:45 PM

Marcus Smart started the second half of Game 2 vs. the Wizards on Tuesday, finishing with nine points, five assists, four rebounds, two steals, one block and one triple.

He replaced Amir Johnson at halftime, and now that Gerald Green is out of the rotation again, there's a good chance Smart starts in Game 3. He finished 3-of-7 from the field in 39 minutes and made some huge hustle plays for the Celtics, including drawing Marcin Gortat's sixth foul in overtime. He's basically the sixth starter for Boston and they need his defense against John Wall and Bradley Beal, so he's a solid fantasy option for the duration of this series.
May 2 - 11:30 PM

Marcus Smart was excellent on the defensive end during Sunday's Game 1 win, finishing with six points, three boards, one triple, four dimes, three steals, three blocks and two turnovers in 31 minutes.

Smart replaced Gerald Green in the starting unit to begin the second half of action, and he did a nice job of making life difficult for John Wall. It’ll be interesting to see if he starts in Game 2, but either way, Smart’s elite defense should have him on the floor for at least 30 minutes a night during this second-round series.
Apr 30 - 3:48 PM

Marcus Smart made only 2-of-7 shots for five points on Sunday, but he impacted the game elsewhere with eight rebounds, six assists, one steal and one block in 33 minutes.

Rough shooting is nothing new for Smart, who is 13-of-32 (40.6 percent) through four playoff games. Avery Bradley also struggled from the field, going 3-of-9 for eight points, but they did enough to help Boston earn a road win tonight. The series shifts to Boston tied 2-2, with the road team winning every game.
Apr 23 - 9:33 PM

Marcus Smart has been fined $25,000 for making an obscene gesture in Game 2 against the Bulls.

With six minutes left in the fourth, Smart missed a 3-pointer and apparently gave the middle finger to a fan. It's worth a mention Smart's fine is $5,000 less than David Fizdale's epic "take that for data" rant about the refs.
Apr 19 - 4:00 PM

Marcus Smart had a productive Game 2 vs. Chicago, scoring 13 points with eight rebounds, two assists, two steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes.

When his shot is falling, Smart can post some tantalizing fantasy lines. He finished 6-of-11 from the field and spent quite a lot of time guarding Jimmy Butler, but if the Celtics weren't struggling so bad on the glass, his minutes would probably be a bit higher -- the Bulls are basically daring Smart to shoot when he gets the ball. Avery Bradley added 12 points, three assists, three rebounds, one steal, one block and two triples for Boston, while Jae Crowder finished with 16 points, four assists, three rebounds and two triples.
Apr 18 - 11:13 PM

Marcus Smart has struggled with his shot since the All-Star break.

Smart is shooting just 32.6 percent from the floor and 22.7 percent from 3-point territory over the last two months. He has shot above 50 percent in only two of the Celtics last 25 games. Smart is on the floor primarily for his defense, but Boston will likely need him to knock down some open jumpers to help space the floor in the postseason. Fortunately for fantasy owners, Smart averaged career-highs in assists (4.6), steals (1.6) and blocks (0.4) this season.
Source: CSN NE
Apr 11 - 10:14 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Isaiah Thomas
2Marcus Smart
SG1Avery Bradley
2Terry Rozier
3Gerald Green
4Kadeem Allen
5Jabari Bird
SF1Jae Crowder
2Jaylen Brown
3Jayson Tatum
4James Young
PF1Amir Johnson
2Jonas Jerebko
3Jordan Mickey
C1Al Horford
2Kelly Olynyk
3Tyler Zeller