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A summation of Marcus Smart’s projected role with Grizzlies

MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE - NOVEMBER 07: Marcus Smart #36 of the Boston Celtics brings the ball up court during the game Ja Morant #12 of the Memphis Grizzlies at FedExForum on November 07, 2022 in Memphis, Tennessee. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Justin Ford/Getty Images)

With Ja Morant’s impending 25-game suspension to start the 2023-24 campaign, Greg Swartz of Bleacher Report has justly pointed out that the greatest challenge for the Memphis Grizzlies relates to how well their plans and preparations will play out in an attempt to make up for his absence.