Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge and restricted free agent Marcus Smart’s agent, Happy Walters, are “seriously engaged” in contract talks, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Wednesday.
Celtics GM Danny Ainge and Happy Walters, the agent for restricted free agent guard Marcus Smart, are now seriously engaged in contract talks, league sources tell ESPN. Potential deal range is in the four-year, $46M-$50M range, sources tell ESPN. Talks ongoing.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 18, 2018
According to Wojnarowski, the deal is in the four-year, $46-50 million range. Smart has only received a $6 million qualifying offer from Boston, but told ESPN’s Jackie MacMullan’s he thinks he’s worth “more than $12-14 million” per year.
According to a league source, talks between Marcus Smart and the Celtics are "getting close" and "going in the right direction," and the hope is that a deal could be finalized within a week. Seems the Celtics have made their latest offer and Smart and his camp are considering it.
— Adam Himmelsbach (@AdamHimmelsbach) July 18, 2018