The Boston Celtics are reportedly open to extending guard Marcus Smart for as much as $17 million per season over four years per the Boston Herald’s Mark Murphy pending approval from his agent Jason Glushon.
The seven-season veteran logged a career-high 13.1 points and 5.7 assists per game to go with 3.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals per contest in 2020-21 despite missing out on a third consecutive All-Defensive Team nod and a long absence to injury mid-season. There had been some speculation that the team was trying their best to keep its books clean for a major signing this coming offseason, with Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal the likely target.
While such an extension certainly doesn’t make such a move impossible, it would make the necessary moves more difficult if that is indeed the path the franchise intends to take.
Hear that the three-team trade (Bos.-ATL-Sac) will be announced soon, unchanged. … Celtics await a response from Smart agent Jason Glushon, but are said to be willing to extend him for roughly $17M over four years.
— Mark Murphy (@Murf56) August 6, 2021
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