With the July 4 departure of Gordon Hayward from the Utah Jazz, the Boston Celtics are putting some key players on the team’s trading block to make room for the All-Star small forward.
— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) July 5, 2017
One player that Boston is looking to trade that the Oklahoma City Thunder could actually acquire is the former Oklahoma State cowboy, Marcus Smart.
According to Royce Young, the Thunder have just enough cap space on their roster to potentially make a move for the Celtics guard.
The Thunder could take Smart back with their $4.9 million trade exception created in the Ilyasova deal. https://t.co/acWNGWey4J
— Royce Young (@royceyoung) July 5, 2017
On the offensive end, Smart averaged 10.6 points while shooting 35.9 percent form the field and 28.3 percent from behind the arc last season with the Celtics.
While his offensive number are not the best, he is still a solid role player.
Smart, whose contract would end after next season, would be a good fit on the Thunder as a tough defender and hustle player.
However, Young also mentioned on Twitter that the Thunder making a move on the Celtics guard could possible show the direction the team is taking.
The Thunder may be choosing between Smart and Andre Roberson. The All-Defensive Second Team player for the Thunder has not yet resigned to the team.We invite you to follow Thunder Digest on Twitter and like Thunder Digest on Facebook. Our Podcast is on iTunes. We also have a Thunder Digest Instagram account if you love fun Thunder photography!