- Dec 24, 2002
I think the disconnect is whether RO has insight into the team's view of Smart's shooting. I have not read or seen anything that they disapprove of Smart's shooting versus the team's overall selection but perhaps there is chatter or news out there that the team has identified him as the piece that is holding them back.Correlation is not causality. Marcus launches in volume when the offense isn't flowing, when actions aren't working, when the better shooters aren't freeing up or aren't being aggressive enough. This "Marcus volume games are losses" implies that Marcus is taking shots away from someone else.
Everyone shot more or less the same percentage yesterday. Why is Marcus's 4-13 worse than JTs 3-10 or Kemba's 3-10?
Otherwise, you are spot on. Given his minutes and responsibility, it appears that the Celtics are entirely fine with Smart and other players taking certain types of shots, even if they don't make them. There is no question his game can be aesthetically...different. But it seems silly to heap blame on him when the entire team, including their two best players, didn't play well enough to earn this series.