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Re: Smart putting in work with Horford/looks ripped in recent photo
« Reply #90 on: July 25, 2017, 03:22:15 PM »

Offline BostonClamCrowdah

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I'm going to throw a comp out there that I honestly believe is Marcus' ceiling.... Dwyane Wade and honestly if he's going to be a shooting guard/ ball handler Wade is the perfect person to emulate.

When you see one of Smart's good offensive games, the way he scores is very Wade-esque... not a lot of threes, but tons of drives and post-ups... timely cuts to the basket or curls off screens to hit mid-range jumpers.

Smart's offensive potential is underrated due to his lack of consistency but the raw tools and ability are there.

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Re: Smart putting in work with Horford/looks ripped in recent photo
« Reply #91 on: July 25, 2017, 03:35:54 PM »

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We've got 56 million a year locked up in Al Horford and Gordon Hayward people, there is 0% chance we are resigning Smart.

Make your farewells and make them quickly.
I refuse to do what you say, he will resign

I like the way you phrase this. You're right either way.

If he stays with the team, you can say, "See, we resigned with the team!"

If he leaves, you can that he resigned from the team.

Problem solved.

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Re: Smart putting in work with Horford/looks ripped in recent photo
« Reply #92 on: August 16, 2017, 12:51:41 PM »

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here's a video breakdown of the work Marcus has put into his jump shot

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUMRzSDY33E&feature=youtu.be

Re: Smart putting in work with Horford/looks ripped in recent photo
« Reply #93 on: August 16, 2017, 01:32:05 PM »

Offline coffee425

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here's a video breakdown of the work Marcus has put into his jump shot

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUMRzSDY33E&feature=youtu.be

great find. tp.
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Re: Smart putting in work with Horford/looks ripped in recent photo
« Reply #94 on: August 16, 2017, 01:44:21 PM »

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here's a video breakdown of the work Marcus has put into his jump shot

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUMRzSDY33E&feature=youtu.be

I won't bet my paycheck against it but I think Smart is due for a bigger year this year. Changing your jump shot isn't something that you can do in one offseason - it generally takes two. If he's quicker due to the weight loss and he can shoot at even a close-to-average rate (which he did late last year) he's an major asset.
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Re: Smart putting in work with Horford/looks ripped in recent photo
« Reply #95 on: August 16, 2017, 01:48:48 PM »

Offline tstorey_97

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Nobody knows what will happen with his thoroughly undisciplined shooting and his future with the team.

Smart perhaps, will be pitted against IT this year by the "who will get the money, folks."

He wants to get better, but, shooting has never been his strength.

There is one question relating to Smart that has made him an important player with Boston.

Just exactly which Celtic do you want on the court at the end of a tight game?

Correct, and a man who knows more than anybody on this board about Smart's playing ability?
 
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Re: Smart putting in work with Horford/looks ripped in recent photo
« Reply #96 on: August 16, 2017, 03:21:04 PM »

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Shooting not Smart only problem. Dude have yet to hit 40& FG. Thats alarming

Re: Smart putting in work with Horford/looks ripped in recent photo
« Reply #97 on: August 16, 2017, 04:09:59 PM »

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Ripped?? Looks the same  ;D


Re: Smart putting in work with Horford/looks ripped in recent photo
« Reply #98 on: August 16, 2017, 04:59:46 PM »

Offline Granath

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Shooting not Smart only problem. Dude have yet to hit 40& FG. Thats alarming

Uh, that's shooting.
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« Reply #99 on: August 16, 2017, 05:10:37 PM »

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Shooting not Smart only problem. Dude have yet to hit 40& FG. Thats alarming

Uh, that's shooting.
No, not really. Shooting and finishing are two different things. Plenty of non-shooters are good finishers and end up with a half-decent FG% because they can generally make a layup. Smart, not so much.
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Re: Smart putting in work with Horford/looks ripped in recent photo
« Reply #100 on: August 16, 2017, 05:21:39 PM »

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Shooting not Smart only problem. Dude have yet to hit 40& FG. Thats alarming

Uh, that's shooting.
No, not really. Shooting and finishing are two different things. Plenty of non-shooters are good finishers and end up with a half-decent FG% because they can generally make a layup. Smart, not so much.
yeah, I actually have a decent amount of faith that he will eventually become a decent catch and shoot 3 point shooter. I am more worried about his inability to finish in close.
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Re: Smart putting in work with Horford/looks ripped in recent photo
« Reply #101 on: August 16, 2017, 05:42:34 PM »

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Good.

He and Crowder will be our primary defenders next season. Those two will set our tone.

Can't wait until Oct 17.
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Re: Smart putting in work with Horford/looks ripped in recent photo
« Reply #102 on: August 16, 2017, 05:59:26 PM »

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$18m a year for Marcus?

I'd put his value in restricted free agency in the Andre Roberson range  ($30m over 3 years).

Celticsblog also thought Sullinger and Olynyk would both cash in and I believe some even thought KO would make 20 million a year,  18 mil a year for a guy who can't shoot, is just as off base.    The one given here is that guys on the blog over value our guys.  It is almost a given at this point.

TP.

I think Marcus is worth an extension, but anything over $11-12m a year is a stretch.

In a world where JRue Holiday makes ~$30M per, Smart is making more than $11M

Re: Smart putting in work with Horford/looks ripped in recent photo
« Reply #103 on: August 16, 2017, 06:20:40 PM »

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Shooting not Smart only problem. Dude have yet to hit 40& FG. Thats alarming

Uh, that's shooting.
No, not really. Shooting and finishing are two different things. Plenty of non-shooters are good finishers and end up with a half-decent FG% because they can generally make a layup. Smart, not so much.

Fewer than 23% of Smart's FGs come within 3 feet of the basket.

It's shooting, not finishing. Learn the game.
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Re: Smart putting in work with Horford/looks ripped in recent photo
« Reply #104 on: August 16, 2017, 07:30:21 PM »

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Shooting not Smart only problem. Dude have yet to hit 40& FG. Thats alarming

Uh, that's shooting.
No, not really. Shooting and finishing are two different things. Plenty of non-shooters are good finishers and end up with a half-decent FG% because they can generally make a layup. Smart, not so much.

Fewer than 23% of Smart's FGs come within 3 feet of the basket.

It's shooting, not finishing. Learn the game.

I don't consider FG% just shooting because it encompasses finishing ability as well. Regardless it is awful.