More on Smart's shaky draft stock
February, 10, 2014
By Joe Kaiser | ESPN.com
There's a wide range of opinions on the topic, as ESPN's Jeff Goodman details today, and it's very debatable how much the shoving incident will impact Marcus Smart's draft stock. Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress.com, one of the respected authorities on the draft, was quick Sunday to say he didn't think it'll play much of a role on where Smart gets picked.
Even if you take it as an isolated incident, though, there's enough concern regarding Smart's lack of improvement as a shooter that could potentially cause him to go from the second point guard on most draft boards (after Dante Exum), to the third. And if that happens, there's a chance Smart could be in for a draft-day slide.