Originally Posted by BOStoIAH
This is hypothetical:
Would you trade Smart for Noel?
The problem is Smart gets banged up a lot. (Or punches guys in the cajones
Missed time last season, now he's hurt again.
Q: Kevin, what do you think about Marcus Smart's injury history? Is he an injury prone or is it just bad luck? -- Arif (Jakarta, Indonesia)
A: Arif, it's concerning to see all these nagging lower body injuries, especially for a player that relies so much on his lateral quickness to be a versatile, lockdown perimeter defender. Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck made some interesting comments last week on 98.5 The Sports Hub, saying that Smart's ferocious style of play could have something to do with him being prone to injury. However, it's too early in his career to worry about it that much. It could just be bad luck and he'll be mostly healthy for the remainder of his NBA career.
So you're talking about if they're fully healthy, I don't think I make that trade. But this guy isn't on the court right now and is hurting our depth and rotations. Not his fault obviously, but need him on the court. Otherwise, yeah trade him for someone who is. Not sure Noel is the guy I'd make that trade for though