Marcus Smart is athletic, tough and physical. He is also an elite defender. Unfortunately, he’s not a natural shooter.
Another drawback is his position. He’s a point guard. What does this mean for Rajon Rondo? Or.. does this mean Avery Bradley is out? Celtics need a pure shooter in that trio.
We have plenty of time to speculate…
There was some chatter that Danny Ainge was contemplating a deal with Sacramento but it never materialized:
Sacramento and Boston discussing a trade sending Ben McLemore to Celtics for the 6th pick, league source tells Yahoo Sports.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 26, 2014
Mike Scotto of Sheridan Sports has insight on why the Celtics passed on Noah Vonleh:
Source: Boston Celtics passed on Noah Vonleh partly due to character concerns. #NBADraft
— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) June 27, 2014
No character concerns with Smart though. Interesting.