Dallas Mavericks: 3 Potential Trades With The Boston Celtics
Marcus Smart is what some like to call the Draymond Green of guards.
He is built like a small tank and takes pride in being an aggressive defender on the wing and the post. He was the 6th overall pick in the 2014 draft where he came into Boston and started 38 games of his rookie season.
Smart isn’t your greatest outside shooter after shooting just 28% from behind the arc last season, but he is still just 23 years old entering his fourth year in the league.
Dallas would lose the outside shooting of Curry but would gain an advantage on the wing with Smart’s defense alongside of Dennis Smith Jr..Smart is also four years younger than Curry.
For Boston, the switching of the Smart and Curry salaries would be a difference of $1.5 million, which could be just enough to create space for Hayward’s max deal. Plus, the switching out of Smart for Curry would give Boston a lethal outside shooter off the bench.
Curry will be a free agent after this coming season while Smart is eligible for an extension this Fall.