Marcus Smart has 'no clue' where he stands with Celtics

Ruben Hill
July 12, 2018

Danny Ainge said a lot Wednesday afternoon, all while not saying much.

The Boston Globe reports Smart is not looking for a deal in excess of $15 million per year.

Free-agent point guard Marcus Smart would consider a four-year contract offer the Boston Celtics had on the table last October, the Boston Herald's Mark Murphy reported Tuesday. But our priority remains the same. The Sacramento Kings are also reportedly interested, and the Celtics are believed to want Smart back, but their salary-cap situation might prevent them from re-signing the 24-year-old combo guard.

Former Curtis HS hoops star Hassan Martin turned in another solid outing for the Boston Celtics in NBA Las Vegas Summer League action on Monday.

Of course, the alternative possibility is that the Kings' ineptitude could display itself in the team making an outsize offer for Marcus Smart, based on the idea that they can turn him into a completely different player.

"We're running a business and trying to win basketball games", Ainge said, via Himmelsbach. "We plan on being a taxpayer, for sure".

And with more and more versatile offensive players entering the league, the need for a do-it-all defender like Smart has apparently become more of a priority for the Kings franchise.

Smart has been an important sixth man for the Celtics since being drafted in 2014.

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