hugepatsfan wrote:babyjax13 wrote:I'd rather keep Mitchell. I think moving him to point guard will help his advanced metrics a lot, he's an excellent (I think, underrated) player who is playing out of position. The Brown+Smart proposal is more interesting, I think maybe too much value coming our way, but not at all interested in Kemba in a trade where we send out Mitchell.
I agree that a move to PG will help. Or even just someone that can defend 2s, even if Mitchell is still listed in the lineup as the SG.
Since we're talking about a Boston/Utah deal, I think Smart would be a great backcourt mate for Mitchell. Not sure I see a match between the two teams on a deal, but maybe some sort of 3-way deal could be worked out. Scenario I envision would be if Utah decides to send Gobert somewhere ahead of free agency and then redirect some of the return to Boston for Smart.
I would LOVE Smart on our team, and I agree with your assessment that it would need to be some kind of three-way <maybe with Bojan+24 going out from us>. I like him even with Rudy. As an alternative, Kris Dunn or Nate Hinton (in the draft) would be nice targets.
Mitchell really thrived as the offensive initiator when Conley was out, and it also gave Joe Ingles more freedom to have the ball, which is always a good thing.