With the February trade deadline fast approaching, one player that has been linked to the Milwaukee Bucks is Marcus Smart. The former Defensive Player of the Year is now plying his trade with the Memphis Grizzlies after the Boston Celtics traded him this past summer as part of the Kristaps Porzingis blockbuster deal.
As it turns out, Smart could now be on Milwaukee’s radar — at least according to the rumor mill.
Marcus Smart to the Milwaukee Bucks?
As of writing, there appears to be no concrete evidence of the Bucks registering interest in Smart. However, like they always say, where there’s smoke, there’s fire.
Smart would be a massive addition for Milwaukee. He would help fill the defensive void Jrue Holiday left when the Bucks shipped him off to Boston. Few defensive guards in the NBA have the same caliber as Smart.
The big question, however, is whether or not the Bucks have enough assets to make this deal work. If the Grizzlies place him on the trade block (which is a big IF), then surely, they would require a massive haul in exchange for the three-time All-Defense guard.
You can’t blame Bucks fans for showing a lot of excitement surrounding this potential trade, though. Smart is a big name with a big reuptation, and for the most part, Milwaukee supporters are more than happy to see him take his talents to Wisconsin:
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— Agustín sujo. (@agustinsujook) December 10, 2023
Yes, younger defender than Jrue and you still have the closer
— Casey Ward (@Badgerbydesign) December 11, 2023
I would like any defense trade to Bucks.
— michele kenner (@michele_kenner) December 10, 2023
I’d try and move Kris. Seems he can’t buy in to Dame Time when 2 minutes left in the game and Dame should be the one with ball in his hands !!
— terry (@bigt88_1) December 11, 2023
i wouldn’t LIKE it, but i would gladly accept it because it would make the team much better
— sam (@samknowsbaII) December 10, 2023
As a C’s fan I would personally fear the bucks a lot more if they got smart .
— Anna B (@anna___jb) December 11, 2023
Trade season is coming so we shall all see soon enough if this rumor has any merit.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Marcus Smart's contract is a four-year deal with the Boston Celtics, signed in the 2022 offseason. The extension is valued at $77 million, ensuring his play with the team through the upcoming seasons. This contract reflects his valuable role and the Celtics' commitment to his talent.
Marcus Smart has averaged 10.6 points per game throughout his NBA career. His consistent scoring has contributed significantly to his team's performances over multiple seasons.
Marcus Smart averaged 16.6 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 4.5 assists per game during his collegiate career at Oklahoma State. This impactful performance led up to his decision to enter the NBA draft in 2014 after two seasons.