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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 (leg) is not on crutches and is unlikely to play in the upcoming five-game road trip.
He also has a good chance to miss two games at home after that, so we might not see Smart back until near Christmas. While he's out, R.J. Hunter will get in the rotation while Avery Bradley and Isaiah Thomas carry the load on offense. Nov 27 - 5:52 PM

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Marcus Smart (lower left leg) is unlikely to be back on the court within the next two weeks.

Smart is currently on crutches, along with wearing a leg brace, so the two-week timetable seems a bit overly optimistic. Smart himself said that there's no definitive timetable for his return, so he could be potentially looking at a lengthy absence. Smart has shown flashes this season, but with averages of 9.8 points, 3.2 assists, 1.8 steals and 1.1 three-pointers on 33.3 percent shooting on the season, owners in standard leagues without an IR-slot may want to consider cutting ties with Marcus.
Nov 25 - 5:18 PM

Marcus Smart will be sidelined for the at least the next "couple weeks" with a "subluxation of the proximal tibfib joint," and Avery Bradley will return to the starting five with Smart out.

Head coach Brad Stevens said that Smart could be out even longer than the current two-week timeline, so we can expect to see a ton of Isaiah Thomas and Bradley moving forward. Evan Turner is also going to see a decent bump in minutes sans Smart, and Stevens also suggested that one of the Celtics younger guys is going to start playing more, so R.J. Hunter and Terry Rozier could see their playing time rise to the low-teens. If there's a positive here, it's that Stevens said no surgery will be required for Smart as there is nothing structurally wrong, but this is a tough blow for the Celtics who are currently clinging to the seventh-seed out East.

Marcus Smart (lower left leg injury) will not play against the Nets on Sunday or against the Hawks on Tuesday.

The Celtics originally called his injury a bruised left knee, but the severity of his left leg issue is still unknown. It's a little worrying that he isn't even traveling with the team, but we will consider him day-to-day until we get a firm update or timetable. It's possible that Avery Bradley will enter the starting lineup next to Isaiah Thomas, while Evan Turner figures to be more involved in the offense as well.
Nov 21 - 1:10 PM

Marcus Smart has been diagnosed with a bruised left knee, and he will not return to Friday's game against the Nets.

Smart limped to the locker room under his own power, but head coach Brad Stevens said that Smart will undergo an MRI on his knee, and we'll be awaiting the release of those results. We'll be considering Smart questionable for Sunday's rematch with the Nets, and if he's unable to play, Avery Bradley will likely return to the starting lineup, with Evan Turner seeing an uptick in minutes.
Nov 20 - 9:29 PM

Marcus Smart struggled offensively vs. the Mavericks, hitting 1-of-7 shots without any free throw attempts for two points, four rebounds, one assist and one steal.

Dallas has been steady defensively all season, holding opponents to 99.5 points on 42.6 percent shooting, but this dud has more to do with Smart's shaky jumper. He's 2-of-18 from the field in Boston's past two games and his lone make tonight came from the nail. Fantasy owners have to take the good with the bad -- Smart is returning top-120 value despite shooting just 34.7 percent from the field and 66.7 percent at the line.
Nov 18 - 11:15 PM

Marcus Smart said the Celtics are focused on making teams feel defeated by playing suffocating defense.

The Celtics have been frustrating opponents with their defense this season and Smart said that's exactly the plan. "We can feel [opposing teams are defeated], and that’s what we’re trying to do," Smart told reporters after Monday's win. "Once we get on a roll like that in the defensive end, we lock down. We want teams to feel defeated. We want to keep our foot on the gas pedal and keep going." Smart's defense is ahead of his offense, but he's still worth holding in standard leagues due to his upside.
Source: ESPN Boston
Nov 17 - 9:49 AM

Marcus Smart scored just four points on 1-of-11 shooting with five turnovers on Monday vs. the Rockets, but he was still able to scrape together nine boards, six assists and five steals in 30 minutes.

The boards, assists and steals were nice, but Smart couldn't get anything going on offense and missed all six of his 3-point attempts. He is coming off a career-high 26-point performance against Russell Westbook on Sunday, so he deserves a pass here. Smart will struggle with efficiency from time to time, but he is still worth owning in all leagues.
Nov 16 - 11:35 PM

Marcus Smart and Isaiah Thomas will start against the Rockets on Monday.

The Celtics had a lot of luck with this lineup on Sunday, so why not go for it again? Smart will look to build off his career-high 26 points, but he's not as appealing with Avery Bradley back and coming off the bench. Thomas should move to the bench soon, but he's still a must-start player regardless.
Nov 16 - 6:39 PM

Marcus Smart dropped a career-high 26 points vs. OKC on Sunday, hitting 9-of-14 shots with three 3-pointers, eight rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block.

He only committed one turnover in 34 minutes and it's safe to say that his toe injury is completely behind him. Smart's shot hasn't been falling this year, which makes this an even more encouraging performance for his owners. It looks like Brad Stevens will continue to start Smart alongside either Isaiah Thomas (20 points, eight assists) or Avery Bradley (14 points).
Nov 15 - 9:48 PM

Marcus Smart made 2-of-10 from the field for five points with three rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes.

He does struggle with his shot and he's probably going to struggle a bit when he's next to Isaiah Thomas. He gets a pass here as he recovers from his toe injury. Smart has a horrific field goal percentage of just 31.9 percent, but does have averages of 9.8 points, 2.2 boards, 3.0 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.2 treys. Even with that awful shooting he's still been a top-100 player on the year. He's worth owning and at least he doesn't take many shots.
Nov 13 - 11:50 PM

Marcus Smart will start Friday's game with Avery Bradley (leg) unavailable, sending Evan Turner to the bench.

Smart will play alongside Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Jared Sullinger and Amir Johnson. He logged 21 minutes in his return on Wednesday and that number should jump tonight, making him safe to plug back into your active lineups.
Nov 13 - 5:44 PM

Marcus Smart (toe) returned in a bench role on Wednesday with eight points (1-of-6 FGs, 6-of-8 FTs), one rebound, two assists and one steal in 21 minutes of action.

Brad Stevens hasn't hinted that he'll re-insert Smart into the starting lineup, sending Isaiah Thomas (14 points, four assists) to the bench, but it's not clear when that might happen. Smart isn't 100 percent and he's currently on a minute-limit, so owners should remain patient while he gets up to speed.
Nov 11 - 11:04 PM

Marcus Smart (toe) will come off the bench on Wednesday against the Pacers.

It'll be Isaiah Thomas, Evan Turner, Jae Crowder, Amir Johnson and Jared Sullinger in the starting lineup. Smart probably won't be quite up to his 33 minutes-per-game average, so he's not a great DFS play tonight. He is still worth owning in standard leagues, though.
Nov 11 - 5:47 PM

Marcus Smart (toe) is warming up to play against the Pacers on Wednesday.

He' going to be a game-time decision for tonight. Smart has been out since last Wednesday and could be limited. There should be an update shortly. If he can't go, there should be plenty of Isaiah Thomas and Evan Turner tonight.
Nov 11 - 5:38 PM

Depth Charts

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