Smart scored in double figures just five times in his first 22 games, and three of those were starts. However, he has been showing real signs of figuring thing out at the NBA level. His scoring lately hasn't been great, but he is averaging 5.4 assists per game over five games before Tuesdays, in just 24.9 minutes per game. Though he had just three in Tuesday's start, he did fill up the box score, adding four rebounds and two steals, and added 13 points on just nine shots.
Smart is still very much learning how to score in the NBA, however he made strides in January overall, especially with his 3-point shot and playmaking. He shot 42.4 percent on 59 3-pointers, and dished out nearly six assists per-36 minutes. With the Celtics seemingly ready to give up on Evan Turner as the point guard, Smart should see a large role moving forward, and he might finally start to make an impact for Fantasy owners. There are plenty of viable point guards available on the waiver wire, but few have the upside Smart does, so make him a priority if you are looking for a stash.