Smart generated 18 points (5-12 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 7-7 FT), five rebounds, three assists and three steals across 39 minutes in Wednesday's 130-125 OT road win over the Wizards. Marcus Smart, Professional Irritant, was all over the floor during the win, making his presence felt on both ends of the court. Smart's active hands led to numerous Wizard turnovers. Wednesday marked Smart's seventh start, in which he's averaging 8.3 points, 2.7 rebounds, 4.7 assists and a whopping 2.6 steals per contest. His injection into the starting lineup coincides with Boston's seven game winning streak. Expect Smart to keep seeing big minutes until his poor shooting (36% career field goal percentage) eventually catches up to him.
Smart had just four points but added seven assists, two rebounds, and two steals in 23 minutes during Thursday's 128-100 victory over New York. Smart remained in the starting lineup despite the return of Jaylen Brown but was only able to score four points on 2-of-8 shooting. The switch looks like it could stick given the recent form of the Celtics which is not the best news for Smart. Running with the starters means Smart is basically the fifth option on offense. On the other end of the floor, he is going to be guarding the opposing teams best player which is going to mean more wasted effort. Smart is not a must-own player in standard formats but could be streamed in if you need steals and assists.
Smart totaled just six points but added four steals, three assists, and two rebounds in 27 minutes during Saturday's 118-109 victory over Minnesota. Smart continued to start for the injured Jaylen Brown (back) but struggled on the offensive end, scoring just six points. He does have a combined 10 assists and seven steals across his last two games and that is where his value lies. Whether starting or not, Smart is a tough player to own in standard formats unless you are punting points and field-goal efficiency.
Smart totaled eight points (3-8 FG, 2-5 3Pt), five assists, two rebounds, one steal and one block across 40 minutes in Monday's 124-107 win over the Pelicans. Smart drew the start in place of Jaylen Brown (back), but wasn't able to do much with it, collecting just eight points over 40 minutes. He had 19 points off the bench last time out in 25 minutes, so to see him get his season-high playing time and not reach double-digit points is slightly disappointing, especially with Brown due back soon.
Smart will join the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Pelicans, Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe reports. Smart gets the nod at shooting guard for the injured Jaylen Brown (back). Although Brown isn't expected to be out for much longer, Smart figures to benefit from Brown's absence for the time being.
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