WHoops - voted Brown, meant to vote Smart. Marcus is the heart and soul of the team, but if he’s traded in the offseason, others will step up. The group can collectively add a bit more grit. We can make do.
At this point I’d almost prefer to keep Brown over Tatum in an AD trade. Brown is a better defender, more athletic, plays better off the ball and I think would be a perfect guy to slot in that starting role with AD/Kyrie/Hayward/Horford.
Lol...I did the same thing. Hit Brown by mistake because in my mind I was voting for who to keep.
So, there are two votes for Brown in the poll that should go to Smart.
So as of right now the poll should be
You have to keep the better player. That player is Brown. He can give you defensively most of what Smart gives you but Brown is going to give you very good offense that, given he is only 22 and appears to be growing his offensive game every year, should only get better.
I want to see Brown posterizing the likes of Giannis, Durant, LeBron, Jokic, Embiid, Simmons and the like for many years.