I think we need to start pinning our names to the wall on this. Do you believe SVG can be the one to get the best out of Smith? Or is he a lost cause? Is his contract really an albatross? If Monroe is gone and Smith can play his natural 4, will he become that all-star player? Has Monroe reached his ceiling? Will he ever become a decent defender? Will he be overpaid? Can he become an all-star? Smith still has 3 years left on his contract @ $14m per season. I will make an estimation for Monroe on a 5 year contract @ $12m per season. Of course there are many variables still in play... we could get back other players in trades, etc but assuming Monroe gets a deal like the above, if you had to make a decision today on one or the other... from a purely basketball/contract/future of the team standpoint, who would you rather keep?