According to ESPN, restricted free agent Marcus Smart has signed a four-year, $52 million contract extension with the Boston Celtics. The Celtics announced that Smart had re-signed but did not disclose terms.
“This is where I want to be, and I’m ready to put a green jersey back on and get to work,” Smart said in a statement. “I’m determined to help my teammates bring another championship to the best fans in the world.”
Smart, the No. 6 pick in the 2014 draft, found a quiet market in restricted free agency and, after his camp grumbled about Boston’s lack of attention early in the summer, the two sides eventually hammered out a deal. In extending Smart, the Celtics will also plunge into the luxury tax this season, something president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said recently he expected.