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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 (fingers) has been cleared for all basketball activities, according to head coach Brad Stevens.
Stevens said Smart still has his fingers taped after dislocating them back in July, but is otherwise fine. While Smart has potential, he still only averaged 9.1 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.9 steals, and 1.4 three-pointers in 30.2 minutes after the All-Star Break last season. He he has room for improvement as a late-round pick in standard fantasy leagues, but his value could take a hit if Isaiah Thomas beats him out for the starting point guard job. Sep 3 - 10:24 AM

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Marcus Smart still has his fingers taped up, but he's able to play.

Smart has been practicing almost every day at the team facility and he's obviously ready to roll for camp. He tore it up in Summer League before the injury, so he'll be a player to watch in camp. For now, he's a player with upside at the end of standard drafts.
Sep 2 - 6:33 PM

Marcus Smart (fingers) resumed basketball activities last week after being sidelined for an entire month.

Smart will now have a full month to prepare for training camp, so there is no question that he will be 100 percent. Currently penciled in as the starting point guard on opening night, Smart will look to carry the momentum that he had in the summer league into the upcoming season. Give him a look in the later rounds if you need a boost in treys and steals, but Isaiah Thomas will be the point guard to own in Boston even in a bench role.
Aug 30 - 9:16 AM

According to the Boston Globe, Marcus Smart is going through two-a-days in rehabilitating his two dislocated fingers on his right hand.

Smart's agent said that he will be cleared to resume basketball activities in a couple weeks, so there's no reason for fantasy owners to be concerned. A previous blurb said that Smart would be the Celtics' starting point guard, but all we have on that is a reputable paper speculating. Clarifications aside, when Brad Stevens figures out what he's doing with his rotation we'll pass it along.
Aug 16 - 9:55 AM

Marcus Smart (fingers) is expected to be cleared to play in about two weeks.

His initial timetable had him returning in the middle of August, so this report only further solidifies that. Smart is expected to be the starting point guard for the Celtics next season, and if his performance during the summer league is any indication then he should be able to improve upon his rookie season. Give Smart a look in the later rounds for his ability to generate 3-pointers and steals.
Aug 6 - 5:27 PM

According to the Boston Globe, Marcus Smart and Avery Bradley will likely be the starting backcourt for the Celtics next season.

Isaiah Thomas would like to start, but the Celtics seem to prefer him in a sixth-man role. Smart showed a lot of improvement in the summer league before suffering a couple of dislocated fingers, so he should be penciled in as the starting PG on opening night. Smart averaged 9.1 points, 3.8 boards, 2.6 assists, 1.9 steals and 1.4 3-pointers per game after the All-Star break, so he's worth a late-round pick in standard leagues.
Aug 2 - 10:00 AM

Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said that Marcus Smart has received treatment on his two dislocated fingers, and he is expected to be fully recovered by mid-August to early-September

Smart will be fine for the regular-season opener, but we'll continue to track his progress every step of the way. He had an up-and-down Summer League with averages of 16.0 points, 4.2 assists and 2.4 steals per game on 35.3 percent shooting from the field. He'll likely be the starting point guard in Boston on opening night, and his potential to offer fantasy teams with elite level production in the steals department, with some 3-point shooting will make him worth a late-round selection in standard leagues.
Jul 23 - 5:37 PM

Marcus Smart (fingers) said that he was feeling "a lot better."

They’ve got me working on my motion, so everything’s feeling better," he said. Smart had to get five stitches and there is no timetable for his recovery. "Just right now not really rushing anything." As a result, Smart will not travel to Africa for an August 1 exhibition game.
Jul 20 - 10:28 AM

Marcus Smart (hand) said he'll be out for a couple of weeks.

He will begin therapy following the time off. Smart has a splint on his hand right now and it sounds like he'll need to keep it on his hand for the rest of the month. Smart is already not going to play on Aug. 1 in South Africa, but he should be ready for training camp.
Jul 18 - 4:23 PM

Marcus Smart (hand) is expected to miss an Aug. 1 exhibition game in South Africa.

Smart dislocated his fingers in his right hand on Thursday, but he didn't suffer a fracture. Based on this report, it sounds like he has some ligament damage to his shooting hand. This shouldn't affect his status for training camp, though. Smart was outstanding this month in Summer League, so we'll see if it translates to the regular season. He's worth a late look in standard drafts.
Jul 17 - 7:19 PM

X-rays taken on Marcus Smart's hand came back negative on Thursday, but he did need five stitches.

Smart was diagnosed with two dislocated fingers, but the good news is that the injury isn't serious. Smart also tweeted that it was just a minor setback, so he should be 100 percent in no time. His summer league is likely over, but he has ample time to make a full recovery well before the start of training camp. We will update his status once we know more.
Jul 17 - 10:09 AM

A source close to Marcus Smart said "he should be okay" after dislocating the index and middle fingers on his right (shooting) hand.

The source added that they are "almost 100 percent sure nothing" is broken according to A. Sherrod Blakely of CSNNE. We'll obviously be monitoring this but it appears he may have dodged a bullet.
Jul 17 - 12:15 AM

Marcus Smart left Thursday's exhibition game with dislocations to his right index and middle finger and did not return.

Smart is off to get X-rays and his Summer League is probably over. We'll let you know as soon as there is a prognosis.
Jul 16 - 11:10 PM

Celtics G Marcus Smart made only 1-of-11 shots vs. Miami to finish with six points, three rebounds, three assists and two steals.

He averaged 22.3 points in his three previous Summer League games, though that's due largely to an enormous usage rate. Smart's fantasy value will remain nebulous until he proves he can knock down shots with consistency -- he shot 36.7 percent as a rookie and is a combined 21-of-62 (33.9 percent) vs. inferior competition at Summer League.
Jul 14 - 9:06 PM

Marcus Smart will miss Sunday's game vs. Philly to get some rest.

Smart was terrific on Thursday with 22 points, four 3-pointers, seven assists, four rebounds and three steals. There's no reason for Boston to push him hard in meaningless Summer League games, so there will likely be more DNP-CDs in the coming week.
Jul 12 - 3:29 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Marcus Smart
2Isaiah Thomas
3Terry Rozier
SG1Avery Bradley
2R.J. Hunter
3Corey Walden
SF1Jae Crowder
2Evan Turner
3James Young
4Perry Jones
5Malcolm Miller
6Coty Clarke
PF1David Lee
2Jared Sullinger
3Jonas Jerebko
4Jordan Mickey
C1Amir Johnson
2Tyler Zeller
3Kelly Olynyk