Has Marcus Smart's draft stock suffered?
February, 10, 2014
By Jeff Goodman | ESPN.com
William Purnell/Icon SMIMarcus Smart was ranked in the top 10 of most NBA executives' draft boards last year.The questions already were mounting about Marcus Smart. The NBA folks had begun to wonder about those intangibles, the ones that had set him apart from most of his peers for the past few years.
Now Smart has given those same NBA executives, the ones who will help determine his future in June, reason to doubt the primary reason why he shot up the draft boards in the first place.
Will Saturday's incident in which Smart shoved a Texas Tech fan hurt his draft stock? I got feedback from a half-dozen NBA general managers and high-level executives, and there was a range of opinions.