Marcus Smart, G, Boston Celtics: 10 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 4.7 apg, 29.8 mpg
Marcus Smart returned to action following the all-star break after he had been out since January with a hand injury he suffered punching a picture frame. However, he hasn’t appeared too rusty. On Saturday, Smart had an impressive performance against the Rockets, filling up the stat sheet with 11 points, six rebounds, five assists and a block. In recent news, the NBA fined him $15,000 on Tuesday for criticizing officials after the loss to Houston.
Jawun Evans, G, Los Angeles Clippers: 5.6 ppg, 2 rpg, 2.4 apg, 18.4 mpg
As a second-round rookie, Jawun Evans has showed flashes of potential this season when given an opportunity in limited minutes. He saw an uptick in playing time during the middle of the season, but Evans, a former OSU point guard, was sidelined starting Jan. 20 with an abdominal injury. Clippers coach Doc Rivers said in late February that Evans has no timetable for his return and might need surgery, but Evans played nine minutes in the Clippers’ victory against the Cavaliers on Friday. Evans scored no points but tallied a rebound and two assists.
Tony Allen, G, Free Agent
Tony Allen’s NBA future is uncertain. After New Orleans traded him, the Bulls released Allen, a veteran guard, almost a month ago. He remains a free agent. Allen received some interest from Oklahoma City, but the Thunder decided to sign Corey Brewer to help fill the void Andre Roberson left.