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The "Wolverine of Causeway Street", Marcus Smart, won't be traded


Is it ever going to end? It seems a day doesn't go by that some NBA writer or analyst proposes a trade that would send Marcus Smart out of Boston. Unless Danny Ainge envisions a deal he simply can't refuse, Marcus sticks in Beantown.

I doubt there are many NBA teams out there that would not love to have this determined-and-ferocious defender on its roster. But at what price? I sincerely doubt that Ainge would be offered any player or players with enough value to justify Smart's departure from Boston.

Marcus just does what needs to be done to win games. This season, with Kemba Walker out to start the season, Smart has averaged career-highs in minutes (32.3 MPG), points (13.6 PPG), assists (6.2 APG) and steals (1.9 SPG). He constantly leads the League in floor burns, and many fans feel that, with him in the game, any contest is winnable.

One of the latest rumors out there concerns the Pelicans being open to dealing Lonzo Ball and J J Redick. There is little chance that Danny would even consider sending Marcus away in a deal for either player. Not even close. I see Danny Ainge attached to the hip of Marcus Smart, so if sports writers feel the need to figuratively broach trading away "The Wolverine of Causeway Street", guess again. Doubt it would ever happen! 



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