NBA Draft Prospect Match-up: Dante Exum vs. Marcus Smart

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Smart - Think of Marcus Smart as a Jason Kidd-like player, strictly from a physical sense. He’s not going to blow you away with his speed or athleticism, nor is he physically dominant, standing at just 6’4. However, what he does possess is a solid wingspan at 6’8 which helps him on the defensive end. He’s a smart player that knows how to use the limited gifts he has physically.

Exum – Everything that Smart doesn’t have physically, Exum has. He has the height at 6’6. He has the wingspan at 6’9. He has athleticism. He can get to the rim and finish. Think of Penny Hardaway when looking for a comparison.

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  • J Taylor

    Not sure if smart is the pick if the team is serious about bidding for Bledsoe.
    If Wiggins is gone,
    If Embiid is gone,
    If Exum is gone,

    AND the team hasn’t signed Bledsoe, THEN Smart is the choice. Otherwise, Randal may be a better solution.
    - Smart/Exum and G.Monroe would be nice also.

  • J Hill

    On what planet is Smart lacking athleticism? He had like a 35 inch standing vertical. He may not be “quick” but he’s explosive.