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Boston Celtics restricted free agent Marcus Smart is open to signing a multiyear deal for less than $15 million per season, according to a report from the Boston Globe.
Smart and his camp met with two teams on Monday and are scheduled to meet with two other teams on Tuesday, per the report.
As a restricted free agent, Smart can sign an offer sheet with another team and then the Celtics have to decide if they want to match the offer or not.
Other than basic pleasantries during a Summer League game on Monday, Smart has yet to hear from the Celtics since free agency began on July 1 and the rugged defender is frustrated with the lack of outreach from the team, according to a report from the Boston Herald.
Though considerable time has passed since this past October, when Boston offered Smart a four-year extension, Smart is now considering signing that deal since it appears he won’t get a bigger offer on the open market.
Smart averaged 10.2 points, 3.5 rebounds and 4.8 assists during the regular season. He underwent surgery in March for a torn ligament in his right thumb which limited his shooting ability during the playoffs.
“The fans should understand that Marcus is not asking for a crazy amount,” Smart’s agent Happy Walters told the Boston Herald.