Behind the Buck's Dalton Sell sees Marcus Smart as a Milwaukee Bucks dream target, but he ultimately doesn't a see a deal for the former Boston Celtics fan favorite coming to fruition this season.
"A lot of people have floated the idea of the Milwaukee Bucks making a run at Marcus Smart, and it's clear to see why," Sell said. "The Defensive Player of the Year would be a perfect fit on this team, giving them one of the top defenders at the guard position in the entire NBA to help strengthen the perimeter defense mightily. It would take some warming up to for some Bucks fans, but this would be a huge move.
"As good as it would be for the Bucks to get him, it's not too realistic. The Grizzlies just gave up a haul to pry Smart from the Boston Celtics in the off-season, and it's unlikely that the Bucks could attract them too much with what little assets they have. Still, it's undeniably worth attempting, as Smart may be the needle-tipper this team needs defensively to get things clicking."
Most Bucks analysts don't feel Milwaukee landing ex-Boston Celtics fan favorite Marcus Smart is possible
Sell isn't the first Bucks analyst to think landing Smart is a far-fetched possibility.
Bucks Zone's Jonas Paneiro sang a nearly identical tune while responding to Bleacher Report's Greg Swartz -- the originator of the Smart-to-Milwaukee scenario in national media circles -- regarding the Celtics fanbase's worst nightmare coming true.
"It remains to be seen if such a scenario is even available, given how Memphis has yet to see what its complete roster would look like with all the injuries its players have suffered this season," Panerio.
The Bucks beat is in agreement: Smart is most likely going to stay with the Memphis Grizzlies before he ever shares a backcourt with Damian Lillard and a lineup with long-time playoff rival Giannis Antetokounmpo.