Report: Nuggets have explored Marcus Smart trade
The Denver Nuggets have reportedly looked into acquiring Marcus Smart from the Boston Celtics.
According to Marc Stein of the New York Times, the Nuggets have made point guard Emmanuel Mudiay available in a potential Smart trade, but the Celtics would prefer a first-round pick.
Denver is among the teams that has explored Marcus Smart trade scenarios with Boston, according to league sources. Emmanuel Mudiay has been made available, sources say, but the Celts covet a first-round pick for Smart
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) February 5, 2018
Smart is most certainly available, and is clearly drawing a lot of interest. It turns out his recent temper tantrum hasn’t done much to hinder his trade value. Boston seems determined to get a draft pick out of this, though, and it remains to be seen if anyone is willing to meet that asking price.