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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 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. Mar 29 - 9:15 PM
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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

Marcus Smart has been suspended for one game and will not play against the Pistons on Sunday.

He may have deserved more than one game for one of the worst plays of the season. With Smart out, the Celtics will use Evan Turner and Phil Pressey at point guard. There should also be more minutes available for Jae Crowder on the wing. Smart is worth a hold in some leagues until Isaiah Thomas gets back.
Mar 21 - 3:33 PM

Marcus Smart was ejected on Friday for punching Matt Bonner in the groin.

It was bad and Smart has some explaining to do. He came off a screen and basically wound up before hitting Bonner below the belt. He'll be suspended for this one, so Phil Pressey will likely start for at least one game. Smart finished with 10 points, four assists, one steal and one 3-pointer. You can check out a quick video in the link below.
Mar 20 - 10:45 PM

Marcus Smart hit 8-of-14 shots and seven 3-pointers for a career-high 25 points to go along with nine rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocks in 37 minutes in Wednesday's loss.

Finally. He's flirted with fantasy greatness for weeks, but finally came through with the 'big one' tonight. Maybe this is the game he needed to get going. With Boston fully invested in Smart the rest of the way, picking him up right now looks like a very smart thing to do, if he happens to be available in your league.
Mar 19 - 12:43 AM

Marcus Smart will not receive additional punishment from his flagrant-2 foul on Sunday.

The NBA reviewed it and felt the ejection was enough. The refs have been very strict on flagrant fouls with Markieff Morris also receiving a flagrant-2 earlier last week, which might have been a common foul back in the 1990s. Smart is safe to start as the same low-end play he was prior to Isaiah Thomas arriving.
Mar 9 - 5:10 PM

Marcus Smart was ejected in the final minute of Sunday's game after elbowing Elfrid Payton and earning a Flagrant-2 foul.

The play will be automatically reviewed by the NBA front office to determine whether Smart should be fined or suspended for the play, but it didn't seem to warrant the ejection, let alone further punishment. He was excellent all night, finishing with 16 points, four 3-pointers, five rebounds, two assists, five steals and one block in 39 minutes, and is worth locking into active lineups while Avery Bradley (elbow) is out of commission.
Mar 8 - 9:23 PM

Marcus Smart missed all five of his field goals on Tuesday to finish an ugly loss in Cleveland with two points, five rebounds, two assists and one steal in 22 minutes.

Smart wasn't the only player to struggle -- the Celtics shot 35.2 percent as a team including a 7-of-28 mark from downtown, and they lost the game by 31 points. Smart has been clinging to late-round value in 12-team leagues despite Isaiah Thomas' arrival, but his percentages (37.5 percent FGs, 64.6 percent FTs) have been a season-long drag for owners.
Mar 3 - 9:31 PM

Marcus Smart scored 10 points on 4-of-9 shooting (including two threes) with two rebounds, three assists and one steal over 31 minutes in Friday's win.

Smart has produced more like a shooting guard than a point guard all season so the arrival of Isaiah Thomas hasn't really changed much. He's still a late-round value and if anything the added playmaker might be able to get a few extra looks.
Feb 28 - 1:38 AM

Marcus Smart made another start on Wednesday and played well, hitting 6-of-9 shots and three 3-pointers for 16 points, two rebounds, four assists, a steal and a block in 30 minutes.

He's still the starter, despite the arrival of Isaiah Thomas, and had one of his best games of the season tonight. Maybe he can get it going and the Celtics will stick with him, but it's going to be tough for him to play like this on a nightly basis with Thomas around, while Avery Bradley finally cooled off, which also helped Smart's game.
Feb 25 - 11:22 PM

Marcus Smart played just 24 minutes in Monday's win over the Suns, scoring eight points on 2-of-7 shooting (including a three) with two rebounds, three assists and one steal.

James Young saw 19 minutes and Smart was not sharp so clearly he doesn't have unlimited rope. Smart has produced more like a shooting guard than a point guard this season and that should continue barring a major slump. He should still be owned in most standard formats.
Feb 24 - 12:44 AM

Marcus Smart hit 5-of-15 shots (2-of-9 3PTs, 4-of-9 FTs) for 16 points, five rebounds, two assists and five steals in 36 minutes on Friday against the Kings.

The Kings don't defend the 3-point line and that's the name of Smart's game these days, as he's more shooting guard than point guard for the most part. In that respect, he's not going to be terribly impacted by the arrival of Isaiah Thomas, and he is still a must-own player at this time.
Feb 21 - 3:58 AM

Marcus Smart hit just 3-of-12 shots and two 3-pointers for 11 points, two rebounds, three assists, a steal, four turnovers and four fouls in Wednesday's unlikely win over the Hawks.

Smart was benched for Marcus Thornton at the start of the second half, but it should be temporary. As long as he's starting, he should be held in all leagues, despite his frequent struggles. He should continue to start over the second half and can potentially play well on both ends of the floor, although he's not a potent scorer. The Celtics have won four of their last five games, but still don't look like a serious playoff contender, at least for now.
Feb 11 - 11:01 PM

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
4Shavlik Randolph
C1Tyler Zeller
2Kelly Olynyk