Marcus Smart reportedly is "hurt and disgusted" by the lack of talk with the Celtics this offseason, but the team has no plans to part ways with him, according to Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe.
Though Smart is frustrated by the wait, Himmelsbach notes the 24-year-old guard is "over it" prepared to sign the Celtics' qualifying offer "if it comes to it."
New: Latest on Marcus Smart situation. A source close to Smart says he’s “over it” & prepared to sign qualifying offer if it comes to it. But league sources say the Cs’ fondness for Smart has not waned, and that Ainge will mend personal fences if needed: https://t.co/aFBYOa9FGb— Adam Himmelsbach (@AdamHimmelsbach) July 7, 2018
If Smart signs the $6 million qualifying offer, he will become an unrestricted free agent next offseason. The Celtics, according to Himmelsbach, still see Smart as a part of their future and do not want the current situation to be seen as a standoff.