Marcus Smart Stats
- Height / Weight
- 75 / 220 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 3/6/1994 (29)
- Oklahoma State
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Marcus Smart News
According to NBA insider Shams Charania, Memphis Grizzlies guard Marcus Smart (foot) will be sidelined for three-to-five weeks. The 29-year-old was traded to Memphis in the offseason and has averaged 12.5 points, 5.0 assists, and 2.0 steals in 11 appearances. Unfortunately, he suffered a sprained left foot during Tuesday's meeting with the Los Angeles Lakers, so the Grizzlies will now be without another top backcourt option. That said, Derrick Rose (knee) is expected back soon, potentially for Saturday's contest against the Spurs. However, Jacob Gilyard, averaging 9.7 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 4.0 assists while shooting 45.0% from deep in three starts, should fill the void left by Smart's absence.
Memphis Grizzlies guard Marcus Smart (abdomen) intends to play in Friday's preseason finale against the Milwaukee Bucks. Smart has been shelved all preseason with a minor abdominal injury stemming from training camp, but he aims to participate in Friday's contest in perhaps a tune-up game of sorts for the Grizzlies. The 29-year-old former Defensive Player of the Year is staring at some enhanced fantasy worth early on, with Ja Morant (suspension) out for the campaign's first quarter of play. Smart appears to be a promising mid-to-late-round investment as a good source of assists, threes, and steals with dicey percentages and a prospective sell-high window to come.
Memphis Grizzlies guard Marcus Smart (abdomen) is dealing with abdominal soreness. Although the injury is described as "minor," the Grizzlies will play it safe, meaning the 2021-22 Defensive Player of the Year could miss some or all of the team's preseason contests. Smart, who was traded to Memphis from Boston in June, has averaged 10.6 points, 4.6 assists, and 1.6 steals since entering the NBA in 2014. The 29-year-old may see an increase in production while Ja Morant serves a 25-game suspension. But he will remain a vital component of the Memphis rotation even when Morant returns. Fortunately, Smart is expected to be ready for the 2023-24 campaign, barring a setback, so his fantasy stock shouldn't be negatively impacted.
The Memphis Grizzlies traded for Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart late Wednesday night. The two were involved in a three-team deal with the Washington Wizards that landed Boston Kristaps Porzingis. It's a bit of a surprising move, considering that Smart has been the heart and soul of the Celtics ever since getting drafted by the team back in 2014, but the team had a logjam at the backcourt and this will help to clear it up. Smart's addition gives Memphis two of the most recent Defensive Player of the Year award winners. He also looks set to play a big part offensively early on next season, with Ja Morant suspended for 25 games.