December 21, 2017, 11:24 pm
Coming off two games in which he shot a combined 8-of-13 from behind the arc, Marcus Smart reverted to his old self on Thursday and finished with 10 points on 3-of-10 shooting with a 1-for-6 mark from deep.
It’s going to take more than two games for teams to take Smart seriously as a shooter, and the Knicks were correct and content to let him rise and fire tonight. Smart’s versatility means he rarely posts completely useless games however, as he picked up four rebounds, three assists and four steals tonight. Starting in place of Jaylen Brown, he also easily outplayed Terry Rozier (1-for-7, three points, six rebounds, two steals) and is a decent end-of-bench option in standard leagues. He’s not someone you need to make space for however, and he’ll probably play his way onto the wire once Brown comes back.