Marcus Smart Frustrated He Hasn't Heard From Celtics In Free Agency

Marcus Smart Frustrated He Hasn't Heard From Celtics In Free Agency

Marcus Smart Frustrated He Hasn't Heard From Celtics In Free Agency

Celtics guard Marcus Smart is sitting by his phone waiting for a call from the team that drafted him sixth overall in 2014, but he hasn't yet heard anything. They have thus far added just first-round pick Robert Williams and free agent guard Brad Wanamaker, and the focus has shifted nearly entirely toward the status of guard Marcus Smart, a restricted free agent. Neither Clint Capela nor Jabari Parker have received a ton of interest.

But Smart is not hugely bothered about the limited prospects he has in this market, his main issue is in receiving no contact from the front office since he became a free agent on July 1. But now, as the clock ticks on his restricted free agency, Smart isn't feeling the love from Boston. Himmelsbach does add however that the Celtics' fondness for Smart has not waned and that general manager Danny Ainge will mend personal fences if need be. Smart has already estimated his worth at about $15 million per year, so it's safe to assume he'd take that as another insult, and would be reluctant to re-sign with Boston next summer.

National Basketball Association free agency opened on July 1.

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"He would have thought there would have been some kind of three- to four-year deal from them to show they're interested", said a member of Smart's camp, per Murphy. He's most disappointed that there has been no reaching out from their end. The Celtics have shown themselves to be shrewd when it comes to player decisions (trading Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to Brooklyn and, more recently, trading an injured Isaiah Thomas to Cleveland in the final year of his contract).

It's becoming a hard situation for the former Oklahoma State product and it puts his Celtics future in real doubt.

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