Brad Stevens: Intangibles separate Marcus Smart from other players
Marcus Smart is officially an NBA player. He had a decent debut last night against the Brooklyn Nets, scoring 10 points with four steals two rebounds and two assists.
The steals should always be there for the plucky rookie and his assists should also go up once he gets more comfortable in the league. Smart does many things well on the court, which is why he was drafted, but don't expect him to win any scoring titles any time soon.
Stevens on Smart: "I don't think he'll be a 30-point scorer. What separates him is the intangibles."
While no one should expect Smart to compete with Carmelo Anthony or Kevin Durant for best scorer in the league, once his outside shot gets a bit more honed and he's averaging over 30 minutes per game, don't be surprised if Smart averages close to 20 ppg. He's fearless inside and will get plenty of easy buckets from all the steals he'll rack up. The last piece is his shooting. And at 20 years old, he's got all the time in the world to work on that.