With Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, the Boston Celtics have a core that can last for years. The trick now for new team President Brad Stevens is figuring out which group of role-players best compliments the pair.
For a long time, Celtics fans believed Marcus Smart was one of those long-term contributors for the team. But now, there is a sense he could be available for a trade this offseason.
Sources tell Ahn Fire Digital that Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart may be placed on the trading block this offseason.
The Celtics considered moving on from Smart last offseason, but felt they weren’t offered a good enough return to pull the trigger on a potential move. Boston is hoping it can get a handsome return for the 27-year-old this time around.
Smart isn't a star -- but he is a talented defensive player with heart, passion, and ferocity to his game.
Similar to a Draymond Green, he's often described as the heart and soul of the Celtics. He's also learned to make the three-ball as well, making him a good fit in any lineup.
It remains to be seen what kind of return the Celtics will get for him, but hope remains high that they'll net someone that will help get them out of their funk.