Celtics’ Marcus Smart Waiting On Contract Extension

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With all of the wheelin-and-dealin and with all the spending that the Boston Celtics did over the summer you would think that their shopping list would be empty.

Marcus Smart is next on their “to do” list and the guard is waiting for his contract extension.

“Me and my agent haven’t heard anything from the Celtics,” Smart said Monday night after collecting 12 points, six rebounds and two assists in a 113-96 preseason win against the Philadelphia 76ers, according to Jay King of MassLive.

“And, like you said, a week (before) the deadline and everybody else out here, and you’re seeing everybody else’s numbers and things like that. So we’re just kind of waiting.”

Smart would love to stay in Boston, but the time is ticking on the team and the player to get a new deal done.

“I would love to (land an extension),” Smart said.

“I would love to. I love Boston. I was drafted here. I’m the longest-tenured Celtic. The city is great, this organization is great. I would love to be here. Like I said, we’re just waiting.”

With Smart’s progression, the current market climate and the Celtics’ current financial commitments, Smart may be too expensive for the Celtics to retain.