Marcus Smart: ‘I Feel Like It Would Be a Perfect Fit’ with Los Angeles Lakers

Marcus Smart believes he would look good in Los Angeles Lakers purple and gold. 

Oh, and their rotation. He thinks he would be a great fit there too.

“They’re looking for a point guard and somebody who can come in and man that team and take control,” Smart said, via the Los Angeles Daily News' Mark Medina. “That’s the type of person I am. I’m a leader and I feel like it would be a perfect fit.”

The Lakers hold the seventh overall pick in this year's NBA draft. Bleacher Report's Jonathan Wasserman has Smart going at No. 6 to the Boston Celtics, so the combo guard is well within Los Angeles' grasp. 

But do the Lakers even need Smart?

“We need to bring in players at every position, really,” general manager Mitch Kupchak said last month, per Medina.

Well played, Mitch. Well played. 

Nothing and no one is off limits for these Lakers. They're in position to do what they see fit. That could entail drafting for need or selecting the best player available regardless of where he plays. It could even consist of them trading the pick if there's a potential deal out there.

Truthfully, though, the Lakers aren't in dire straights at point guard. They aren't in great shape, and could certainly use an upgrade, but they do have options.

Steve Nash is one of three players—along with Robert Sacre and Kobe Bryant—under guaranteed contracts for next season. The Lakers can, and likely will, bring back Kendall Marshall as well. His non-guaranteed pact is worth slightly over $915,000, and through 54 games in Los Angeles last season, he dished out 8.8 assists a night while shooting a surprisingly blistering 39.9 percent from deep.

Adding Smart to the point guard rotation could be considered overkill, especially with the Lakers so bare up front. At No. 7, they...

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