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Offbeat Report: Marcus Smart Agrees to Four-Year, $52 Million Contract To Remain With Celtics

17:50  19 july  2018
17:50  19 july  2018 Source:   si.com

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In a long-awaited deal, the Boston Celtics have re-signed Marcus Smart to a four - year , $ 52 million contract , according to Shams Charania of Yahoo! In June, the Celtics reportedly offered the guard a .05 million qualifying offer but Smart was seeking a contract in the -14 million range annually.

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BOSTON, MA - MAY 27: Marcus Smart #36 of the Boston Celtics looks on during Game Seven of the 2018 NBA Eastern Conference Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers at TD Garden on May 27, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) © (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) BOSTON, MA - MAY 27: Marcus Smart #36 of the Boston Celtics looks on during Game Seven of the 2018 NBA Eastern Conference Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers at TD Garden on May 27, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

In a long-awaited deal, the Boston Celtics have re-signed Marcus Smart to a four-year, $52 million contract, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports.

Smart and his agent, Happy Walters, met with the Celtics in Boston on Thursday to finalize the contract.

Smart was a restricted free agent coming off of the 2017-18 season. The 24-year-old was drafted sixth overall by Boston in 2014. 

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In a long-awaited deal, the Boston Celtics have re-signed Marcus Smart to a four - year , $ 52 million contract , according to Shams Charania of Yahoo! In June, the Celtics reportedly offered the guard a .05 million qualifying offer but Smart was seeking a contract in the -14 million range annually.

In June, the Celtics reportedly offered the guard a $6.05 million qualifying offer but Smart was seeking a contract in the $12-14 million range annually. With Smart's cap hold at $13.6 million, concerns floated that the guard would be too pricey for the Celtics to keep. 

Smart averaged 10.2 points, 4.8 assists, and 3.5 rebounds per game during the 2017-18 season. 

The Celtics finished second in the Eastern Conference.

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