As the free agency market dries up, Boston Celtics restricted free agent Marcus Smart is now willing sign a multi-year deal worth less than $15 million per year in free agency, according to a report from the Boston Globe's Adam Himmelsbach.
Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart (36) reacts during the second half against the Philadelphia 76ers in game five of the second round of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at the TD Garden. The Sacramento Kings reportedly have "no interest" in Smart. Late last night, Jason Jones, the Kings' beat writer for Sacramento's paper of record, poured some cold water on Blakely's reporting. This past season, he averaged 10.2 points, 4.8 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game, and the numbers don't tell the story of his strong defense or leadership.
"That's what I want to know", he said. I always leave everything on the court, every game.
Boston has the right to match any offer sheet signed by Smart, but the veteran is not pleased with how the team that drafted him four years ago has approached his free agency.
Smart has reportedly been frustrated by his negotiations with the Celtics.
The Athletic's Michael Scotto snapped a photo of Smart and his agent Happy Walters talking to the Brooklyn Nets' GM Sean Marks.
Other teams could make a push, and we will see how Smart's conversations go on Tuesday.