That would be a great goal for him.
He's so long and versatile, he can guard multiple positions and cause havoc against all of them, when he's locked in.
I'm with you about his role.
There have been times I've wondered why he's on the court.
Credit to him for carving out a niche and expanding it.
Playing good defense will get you a spot on Cuonzo Martin's team, and now Smith is starting because of it. There is more offense to be tapped into there as well.
Remember two seasons ago, when the team flourished despite losing Michael Porter Jr?
I kind of feel like that is happening, to some degree, around Jermiah Tilmon this season.
The Tigers hoped to rely on him, feed him, play through him etc.
He's still out there and certainly has his moments, but he's not capable of being that player, not now and maybe never.
The team looked kind of shell shocked about it for a while, but now seems to be finding other ways to win instead of dissolving when Tilmon isn't playing well or isn't playing at all.