Sport NBA free agency rumors: Marcus Smart 'unresponsive' to contract talks with Celtics

18:45  12 july  2018
18:45  12 july  2018 Source:   sportingnews.com

NBA free agency rumors: Celtics still hoping to re-sign Marcus Smart

  NBA free agency rumors: Celtics still hoping to re-sign Marcus Smart Smart averaged 10.2 points and 4.8 assists in 54 games for Boston last season.The 24-year-old guard is currently a restricted free agent and the Celtics are waiting to see what offers he receives, general manager Danny Ainge told the Boston Herald on Monday.

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Celtics guard Marcus Smart is garnering interest from multiple teams, according to the Boston Globe. Smart is a restricted free agent whom the Celtics The 24-year-old told reporters Monday he has no idea where contract negotiations stand with Boston. “I have no clue," he said, via the Boston Globe.

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Marcus Smart hasn't reached a new deal with the Celtics a couple weeks into free agency, but there might be a reason behind that since talks between the two sides have reportedly been slow.

According to Yahoo Sports Insider Jordan Shultz, citing unidentified sources, Smart has been "unresponsive" to Boston's efforts to reach out as the Celtics have had "zero communication or contact with Smart." The report adds that Smart is "insulted by what he feels is a lack of respect by front office."

Yahoo Sports reports that Smart has garnered interest from the Grizzlies and Nets and has already met with Brooklyn. NBC Sports reported Monday that the Kings are also preparing an offer sheet.

Smart, 24, entered this offseason as a restricted free agent after spending four seasons with the Celtics. The Boston Herald reported last week that Smart was hurt and frustrated that Boston general manager Danny Ainge had not reached out to him to discuss a multi-year deal.

NBA free agency rumors: Marcus Smart likely to accept qualifying offer from Celtics

  NBA free agency rumors: Marcus Smart likely to accept qualifying offer from Celtics Smart averaged 10.2 points and 4.8 assists in 54 games for Boston last season.The 24-year-old guard, who is currently a restricted free agent, is likely to accept Boston’s $6.1 million qualifying offer for 2018-19, according to a report from NBC Sports. The report citied unidentified league sources.

• NBA Free Agency 2018: The Best Players Left in NBA Free Agency . Friday is the deadline for teams to withdraw qualifying offers to restricted free agents . • Marcus Smart has met with four teams this week Las Vegas.. The Boston Celtics have already extended a .1 million qualifying offer to the

Marcus Smart may be heading back to the Celtics for at least one more season. Smart is reportedly frustrated the Celtics haven’t offered him a long-term contract . He will become an unrestricted free agent after 2018-19 if he accepts the qualifying offer.

Currently, the only offer Smart has received from the Celtics is a $6.05 million qualifying offer tendered June 29 to retain matching rights.

Smart has averaged 9.4 points, 3.9 assists and 3.7 rebounds per game through four NBA seasons.

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Jefferson appeared in 102 games over the last two seasons for the Pacers. He signed a three-year, $30 million contract with Indiana in July 2016.MORE: NBA free agency rumors: Pacers signing Doug McDermott | Paul George responds to Pacers reportedly declining Lance Stephenson’s team optionJefferson’s best season came in 2013-14 when he averaged 21.8 points and 10.8 rebounds per game with Charlotte. He has also played for the Celtics, Timberwolves and Jazz during his 14-year career.The Pacers reportedly agreed to a three-year, $22 million contract with Doug McDermott on Sunday.

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