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Marcus Smart
Marcus Smart
Position: G
Born: 03/06/94
Height: 6-4 / 1.93
Weight:225 lbs. / 102.1 kg.
Salary: $4,538,019
Ainge could easily kick back, use that 27th overall draft pick on a project center who may be ready in two years and keep his team intact. And that very well could be the plan. A team source said the Celtics want to bring back Marcus Smart and keep Terry Rozier for added depth and being a fully loaded roster next season, where they will be the favorites to win the Eastern Conference.

Celtics expected to tender qualifying offer to Marcus Smart

Ojeleye has $950,000 protected that will increase to full ($1.4 million) if he is not waived by July 15. Nader has $450,000 protected that will increase to full ($1.4 million) if he is not waived by Aug. 1. Expect the Celtics to tender Smart his $6 million qualifying offer before the June 29 deadline. The guard will become restricted with Boston having the right to match any offers.
3 weeks ago via ESPN
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The guard is impacted by three factors: the lack of teams with cap space, depth at starting point guard and the finances of the Celtics in the future. Will another team invest $10 million to $12 million on a player to come off the bench? Maybe in 2016 when the cap spiked, but not two years later. For the reasons above, don’t be surprised if Smart signs his $6 million qualifying offer and enters free agency in 2019 as an unrestricted free agent. Unless, of course, Boston makes an offer with the intent of using the contract as a tradeable asset.
3 weeks ago via ESPN
Smart, who will be a restricted free agent this summer, was told that Boston might not be able — or willing — to afford the $12-14 million a year price tag that he reportedly has been seeking. “To be honest, I’m worth more than 12-14 million,” Smart told ESPN. “Just for the things I do on the court that don’t show up on the stat sheet. You don’t find guys like that. I always leave everything on the court, every game. Tell me how many other players can say that.”
3 weeks ago via ESPN