Marcus Smart's transformation into a shooter quietly continues
Marcus Smart, long known for his bricks as much as his defensive intensity, has quietly become one of the Boston Celtics' best shooters this season.
Currently sitting at 37 percent shooting from deep on the season, he's improved a full seven percentage points over his career average, and his two-point game hasn't languished, either.
He's improved to just over 50 percent overall on twos everywhere on the floor save the longest of twos, which also happen to represent the smallest part of his shot selection since his sophomore season, at just five percent of his shots taken.
This shooting renaissance has mostly gone unheralded despite the fact that Smart is now the team's sixth-best three-point shooter and third-best playing significant minutes with significant attempts (Daniel Theis, Brad Wanamaker, and PJ Dozier, all technically ahead of Marcus in percentage from deep, have less than a third of Smart's attempts combined).
With just 15 games left, Marcus Smart has a better 3-point % (37.1) than Jayson Tatum, Al Horford, Gordon Hayward, Terry Rozier and Jaylen Brown. And he's creeping up on Marcus Morris (38.0).