One thing that thinking about trading Rozier has done is modify my stance about Smart. To be clear, it would be a major blow if we lost him. That said, there are some interesting PG free agents who should be available for the big mid-level, especially on a short deal. If Smart walks, we will have access to this, since we’d no longer worry about the tax or hard cap.
So if Rozier were traded and Smart walked, we wouldn’t necessarily be stuck with Larkin-type gambles for our primary backup. A couple of these options might even fight over Boston. If Ainge can use Rozier as a primary component of a trade that gets us into the top 10, he should do it.