Marcus Smart Reportedly 'Hurt And Disgusted' By Celtics' Silence In Free Agency

Annette Crawford
July 7, 2018

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. But according to the source, Smart isn't concerned about that deal so much as the lack of outreach from Ainge and the Celtics.

In Houston, the Rockets have to make sure they can bring restricted free agent Clint Capela back into the fold.

The source added that Smart thought he would have at least gotten an offer for a three- or four-year deal from the Celtics at this juncture in free agency, and that he hasn't spoken to Boston since a few days before the period started.

National Basketball Association free agency opened on July 1.

Boston's only tangible bid remains their $6.05 million qualifying offer. However, with loads of stars readying to become free agents next summer, with plenty of role players taking one-year deals this July and with the giant, four-year deals from the spending spree of 2016 still on the books, the market will be crowded then, as well.

"He's just hurt and frustrated that Danny hasn't reached out", the unnamed member of Smart's camp told Murphy. Smart helped lead a depleted Boston Celtics roster to the Eastern Conference Finals where the team lost in seven games to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. That's the most discouraging part of this whole thing. "He's most disappointed that there has been no reaching out from their end". Monroe and Gordon ended up cashing in during unrestricted free agency the following summer. Smart is hoping the pace for restricted free agents picks up soon.

Although he comes off the bench mostly, the former Oklahoma State star has produced at least 10 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 4.6 assists per game.

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