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Four possible paths for Marcus Smart's free agency

Four possible paths for Marcus Smart's free agency

Going into next season, the most exciting part of the Boston Celtics is their top level talent.

Smart also talked about his intentions for the future.

Instead of seeing the Celtics get past the Cavs, Pierce witnessed Boston shoot horribly from the field, while James was putting up another tremendous playoff performance.

"I'm not sure if you can put a price on that", Smart said of his intangibles. "It's good just for the simple fact that I know how to handle certain things as it pops up next time". I love the atmosphere it gives off. I've been here for four years.

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The Celtics look forward to having both Hayward and Irving in the fold for similarly meaningful moments in the upcoming 2018-19 campaign. You don't find guys like that.

Such a contract would make Smart the fourth-highest paid Celtic on next year's payroll (behind Gordon Hayward, Al Horford, and Kyrie Irving), and saying that after shooting a horrendous 1-for-10 in that Game 7 loss doesn't seem to help Smart's case. "Right now, I'm not really thinking about that, to be honest with you".

Given Smart's penchant for clutch defensive stops, however, Ainge hinted that Smart's role may be something that the Celtics are willing to spend for given how close this team seems to be to legitimately competing for an National Basketball Association title. Bulpett said Grousbeck, without getting into the specifics as far as dollar amounts, "let it be known" with clarity that the ownership is happy to spend money to keep this gritty, talented group together. Danny Ainge heard the ridiculous speculation that Boston may be better off without Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward during the team's improbable postseason run, but Ainge knew better. To rub some more salt to the wounds of the Celtics and their supporters, particularly to Boston legend Paul Pierce, Jalen Rose took to social media and razzed the man they call The Truth. "At this time previous year, I didn't think we would have 11 new players".

Smart will be eligible to receive offers from other teams but the Celts will be able to match and sign him to an extension if they wish.


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