Marcus Smart has struggled with his shooting in Summer League, and that was a concern when he was drafted. Call me a negative person if you want. But I wasn't a fan of this pick, and I hope Danny is right in the long run. I don't like this draft pick for the fact of Rondo.. Smart missed 3 of 17 3-pointers (17.6 percent) entering Thursday's game against the Magic in Summer League.
Smart overcame some early shooting woes and finished with a team-high 19 points, 12 of which came in the final frame of Boston's win. Smart has a lot going for him, but I'm just on the fence about him. I love his defensive approach, and his mindset, but he has a lot of weaknesses that I don't like.
So how does Smart forget about those shots he misses?
"I think I can shoot the ball, but you can’t worry about the last play, you gotta move on," said Smart. "Ray Allen, the best shooter in the NBA today, that’s why he’s so good. He can miss four in a row, but you best believe that fifth shot he takes, he’s going to take it like he just made four in a row. You just gotta forget about that last shot."
On Thursday, the team announced the signing of Marcus Smart. Along with James Young who has yet to play in summer league because of injuries. Smart seems like a great kid, and I hope he's able to work well with Rondo. But I just don't believe it's a marriage that will last.