I am going to go out on a limb and ask - is Marcus Smart the worst offensive guard in the entire NBA over the past three seasons?
Per 36 numbers over the past three seasons:
2.27 AST/TO Ratio
2.35 AST/TO Ratio
2.29 AST/TO Ratio
With the exception of his free throw shooting (which has improved nicely) I cannot think of a single regular rotation PG (i.e. >20 MPG) who has been worse overall on the offensive end of the floor over a three game stretch as Smart has been these past 3 seasons. I really can't. He is that bad.
I am seriously concerned about Brad Steven's coaching decisions when he has Marcus smart consistently taking as many field goal attempts as Jae Crowder, Jaylen Brown, Kelly Olynyk and Gerald Green. All guys who are actually capable offensive players.
When Smart is on the court it should be as a defensive role player, playing off the ball. No playmaking, no shooting - no involvement in the offense whatsoever. The guy is so bad that it's painful to watch him do anything other then defend, rebound and chase loose balls.
And before somebody jumps to Brad's defense by saying "brad is the coach, he knows best" - lets not forget that this i the same Brad Stevens who (year by year) insisted on playing Sully for 25 - 30 minutes a game, much to my distress. The same Sully who is currently unemployed, with on team seemingly willing to touch him with a 10 foot pole. And everybody at the time would say "coach knows best".