Free Agency
Free Agency

Marcus Smart agrees to four-year deal with Boston Celtics

From NBA Twitter and media reports

Jul 19, 2018 10:29 AM ET

Marcus Smart was a key performer for the Celtics last season.

Guard Marcus Smart is officially staying with the Boston Celtics, the team announced on Thursday.

Smart and the Celtics have agreed to a four-year deal worth $52 million, according to Yahoo Sports' Shams Charania and Mark Murphy of the Boston Globe:

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.

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. 

* * *

 
Take a look back at Marcus Smart's top 10 plays with the Celtics.

Copyright © 2018 NBA Media Ventures, LLC. All rights reserved.

Privacy Policy | Accessibility and Closed Caption | Terms of Use |

NBA.com is part of Turner Sports Digital, part of the Turner Sports & Entertainment Digital Network.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. A Time Warner Company.