Report: Grizzlies Not Interested In Trading Marcus Smart

According to NBA insider Jake Fischer of Yahoo Sports, the Memphis Grizzlies are not interested in trading Marcus Smart

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The Grizzlies acquired Smart from the Boston Celtics last summer. 

“The Grizzlies, sources said, have no interest in parting with Marcus Smart,” Fischer reported. “Memphis has received strong interest from rival teams about Luke Kennard, sources said, in advance of the Grizzlies’ decision on his $14.7 million team option for 2024-25.”

Smart appeared in only 20 games for the Grizzlies this season due to injuries. He averaged 14.5 points, 2.7 rebounds, 4.3 assists, 2.1 steals and 0.3 blocks while shooting 43.0% from the field, 31.3% from beyond the arc and 76.8% from the free-throw line. 

The Grizzlies went 27-55. Ja Morant played in just nine games and Derrick Rose appeared in only 24. 

One of the best defenders in the NBA, Smart has career averages of 10.7 points, 3.5 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 1.6 steals and 0.4 blocks with the Celtics and Grizzlies. He’ll make $20.2 million next season. 

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