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Re: Smart has been given his tryout, and he failed.
« Reply #30 on: January 08, 2018, 10:05:06 AM »

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Have to admit the Marcus Smart fan club is loud and proud. Enjoy this season it will be his last in green no matter what you think of him.

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« Reply #31 on: January 08, 2018, 10:09:31 AM »

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Iguodala is a far better player than Smart

Current Iguodala? I’m curious why you think “far better”.


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Re: Smart has been given his tryout, and he failed.
« Reply #32 on: January 08, 2018, 11:11:07 AM »

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Iguodala is a far better player than Smart

Current Iguodala? I’m curious why you think “far better”.
Maybe not even better at all, Iggy has fallen off a bit this year.
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Re: Smart has been given his tryout, and he failed.
« Reply #33 on: January 08, 2018, 11:13:12 AM »

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I really do think that Marcus has great value given his versatility and ability to the run the PG position for our team at a high level even with his own shooting struggles.

I have no idea how the league overall values him. I'd like to keep him but with Rozier and the other high lottery pick from the Kings/Lakers likely coming in I can see us moving on. I will be bummed if it happens.

Re: Smart has been given his tryout, and he failed.
« Reply #34 on: January 08, 2018, 11:29:05 AM »

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His 3 pointer is improving and he can now drive and finish or lob , he can defend 5 position and can run the offense, clutch, have grit and energy
It's hard but i will choose Smart over Rozier definetly
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Re: Smart has been given his tryout, and he failed.
« Reply #35 on: January 08, 2018, 03:20:55 PM »

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How does this even work..

We are 33 - 10  with the number 1 defense in the league.. This team is built on Defense..  Smart is the heart and soul of our Defense (possibly of the whole team) and you want him off the team because he can't shoot 3's to your liking..

To make things even more interesting - you suggest that Smart will be out of the league in 3 years ignoring a player like Tony Allen who is on year 14 year..

Something Definitely has failed here.. Not sure that it is Smart though.


Re: Smart has been given his tryout, and he failed.
« Reply #36 on: January 08, 2018, 05:11:00 PM »

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Have to admit the Marcus Smart fan club is loud and proud. Enjoy this season it will be his last in green no matter what you think of him.

Good chance you are correct. Or... he may still be here.  Those continue to be the two options. 

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« Reply #37 on: January 08, 2018, 05:18:54 PM »

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With half the season in the books, I think it's been established that Marcus Smart needs to go.
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By whom?  This is where I stopped reading the OP.

Re: Smart has been given his tryout, and he failed.
« Reply #38 on: January 08, 2018, 05:43:00 PM »

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He has only failed if you think he was going to be a superstar.   I 've known since his rookie year that he was not going to be a great scorer.   There is just no consistency in his shot.    But he is a gamer who makes plays that win games.   I love to have him back for the right price.   Other teams guard him when he is in the game still despite his terrible shooting.   That makes him less a problem.

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The OP has some points. Offensively, Marcus hasn’t really improved. He “is what he is” at this point in all likelihood.  He should be paid with that in mind, rather than on potential.

Agree, but funny how he was not willing to bet anything when confronted with the absurdity that Smart won't be in the league in three years.   

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« Reply #39 on: January 08, 2018, 05:52:40 PM »

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To say that Marcus Smart hasn’t improved—generally, as in no facets of his game have improved—is asinine.

Sure his shooting hasn’t gotten better. But you aren’t watching the games, or you’ve got some serious confirmation bias going on, if you think Smart just hasn’t improved whatsoever.
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« Reply #40 on: January 08, 2018, 06:04:36 PM »

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LOL at this thread. You want some clicks

He got mine!

Re: Smart has been given his tryout, and he failed.
« Reply #41 on: January 08, 2018, 07:21:29 PM »

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To say that Marcus Smart hasn’t improved—generally, as in no facets of his game have improved—is asinine.

Sure his shooting hasn’t gotten better. But you aren’t watching the games, or you’ve got some serious confirmation bias going on, if you think Smart just hasn’t improved whatsoever.
Yeah, that is crazy. His playmaking and decision-making is at a really good level this season (minus that game where he got 7 TO's or whatever)
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Re: Smart has been given his tryout, and he failed.
« Reply #42 on: January 08, 2018, 07:49:31 PM »

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He has improved a lot as a playmaker.  Any talk of him being so awful on offense, ignoring his passing and some other skills, really loses me.

 He had a straight up questionable stretch (even as a huge fan of him I say that) but has been playing well as of late.  Of course, talking him long term depends on price but I am excited to see how he finishes out the year.  I think he can take things forward from recent games.
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« Reply #43 on: January 10, 2018, 09:45:56 AM »

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He has improved a lot as a playmaker.  Any talk of him being so awful on offense, ignoring his passing and some other skills, really loses me.
Maybe if he cut down on the boneheaded decisions, he'd prop up his playmaker credentials. As it is, I cringe every time he gets the ball on offense. I mean, the guy takes 38% of his shots within the first 10 seconds of the clock, and has an abysmal 39% eFG on those.
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« Reply #44 on: January 10, 2018, 10:45:49 AM »

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Iguodala is a far better player than Smart

Current Iguodala? I’m curious why you think “far better”.
Current version? Probably isn't. But the fact that a 34-year-old Iguodala is not a huge dropoff from Marcus Smart should tell you something.
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