Celtics writers offer their expertise on Marcus Smart joining the Grizzlies

Marcus Smart’s addition to the Memphis Grizzlies is one the NBA franchise hopes will take it to the top of a loaded Western Conference.

Smart’s shooting, defense, playmaking and leadership qualities have all been discussed since the Grizzlies acquired the nine-year veteran in a three-team deal last week. He’s one of the most versatile guards in the NBA, but now Memphis is tasked with figuring out how to best utilize him.

Yes Morant and Desmond Bane make up one of the league’s best backcourts. With Dillon Brooks not likely to return, there is an opening at small forward, but Smart has never been a starting small forward in his NBA career.

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