The Golden State Warriors, since trading Andre Iguodala, have needed that ferocious on-ball defender. That’s exactly what they could find in Marcus Smart.
By multiple media outlets, guard Marcus Smart has become a name to watch for the Golden State Warriors. Many are looking into how the Warriors could bring him in with their massive trade exception created by dealing Andre Iguodala to the Grizzlies.
With four max-value players on the roster, the Warriors really don’t have the cap to outright sign him after the 2021-2022 season. Even if they did, the Warriors want to return to dominance as soon as possible with the clock ticking on Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson.
Marcus Smart and his ultra-gritty style of play would help them do just that. If you’ve ever watched Smart, you know that more likely than not he’ll be one on top of any loose ball. He’ll be guarding your best player.
And, better yet, he’ll be scoring too. Smart is scoring a career-high 13.5 points per game. On top of that, he’s notching 2.4 threes per game, easily another career-high for the six-year veteran shooting guard.
Smart is the perfect addition to this roster and could be added using the team’s trade exception. The Warriors were gifted a $17.2 million trade exception. Now, they could use it, plus some recently-acquired assets, to bring in the underrated guard.