The Boston Celtics had a tremendous amount of success with Marcus Smart as a starter last season, so why not shift him into the starting point guard spot?
Marcus Smart is an underrated floor general, he makes great passes and see’s the floor better than most people give him credit for. With the Boston Celtics possibly having to fill a hole at the starting point guard slot this coming season, why look at expensive options when Smart can fill that role?
Think about it
Brown earned his starting spot back with his strong play at the end of last season, Hayward is going to be much better coming into the 2019-2020 season, and Jayson Tatum is a lock in a starting role.
Walker and Russell would be fun to see in green, and no one would be upset if Danny Ainge found a way to sign either guy.
However, there’s also no real need to rush out and sign a flashy point guard when Marcus Smart is more than capable of the role.
The C’s are better with him on the floor, he brings a great intensity to the game and helps set the tone each and every game. Use all that cap space to sign a big and fill out the bench with great role players.
Also, the Boston Celtics just drafted a few guards, and they’d probably want to actually develop them and see if they have some guys on their hands who can really be good NBA players.
The new kids earning minutes on a young team could really help down the line, and the Celtics wouldn’t have to financially tie themselves to any guard so quickly.
Whatever Danny and co. decide to do this summer, the Boston Celtics have a more than capable guy who can step in and be their starting point guard, and his name is Marcus Smart.