Guard Marcus Smart will apparently be staying with the Boston Celtics for a few more years, it seems.
Restricted free agent Marcus Smart has agreed to a four-year, $52M deal to return to the Boston Celtics, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
Source: Smart and Celtics agree to four-year deal for $52 million.
As of yesterday, the Celtics and Smart were working toward a contract after Smart initially did not receive much contact from the team's front office when free agency opened on July 1. Smart had been frustrated with the lack of communication with the Celtics at the start of free agency. However, Ainge made it clear last week that Smart was the main focus for Boston this offseason.
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported via Twitter on Wednesday that Ainge and Waters were in the midst of "seriously engaged contract talks":
Celtics GM Danny Ainge and Happy Walters, the agent for restricted free agent guard Marcus Smart, are now seriously engaged in contract talks, league sources tell ESPN. Potential deal range is in the four-year, $46M-$50M range, sources tell ESPN. Talks ongoing.
The 24-year-old guard averaged 10.2 points, 4.8 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.3 steals for the Celtics in 54 games last season. He was a key spark off the Celtics' bench who finished many games with the starting unit because of his elite-level defense.
Smart was drafted by the Celtics with the No. 6 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.
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