In games this year where Smart shoots it 12 or more times we are 4-13 - in the games he does not shoot it 12 times we are 30-18.
In 2019-20 we were 14-12 when he shot it 12+ times, and we were 34-12 in those he did not.
2018-19 we were 10-9 in games he shot it 10+ times (he only shot it 12+ times in 5 games), and in those games he did not we were 39-24.
So overall in the last three seasons we are 28-34 in those games and 103-54 (this is including games he didn't play in). Pretty startling difference there.
while those stats are eye-catching and would strongly suggest that when Smart is a high volume shooter, he's hurting the team.
My first question regarding those stats would be who was not playing in those games so that we can better understand if Smart's increased shot volume is due to star players being out. If Tatum, Brown or Kemba (or any of the other top players in the past 3 seasons --Hayward being an excellent example) are out, I'd be surprised if Smart's shot attempts didn't increase because in all likelihood, he's quite possibly a better offensive option than whoever's in the game replacing those said star players -- as depressing as that may be.
If Smart's hoisting shots when we're at full strength, that's a serious problem if he's having an off night. Question is, is the other team deliberately leaving him open to take them because they're daring him to beat them as opposed to our other players who really could carry our offense for stretches.
if he's having a hot night, I say ride the hot hand (just avoid the really bad heat checks he's guaranteed to take).