Celtics restricted free agent guard Marcus Smart is scheduled to meet with two NBA teams Tuesday after talking to two others on Monday and is seeking a multi-year deal worth less than $15 million per season, according to a Boston Globe report.
New: According to a league source, Marcus Smart is seeking less than $15 million per season. He met with two teams in Vegas Monday and will meet with two more today. Beyond pleasantries, there's been no more contact with the Cs yet: https://t.co/Hq78XI3nh8— Adam Himmelsbach (@AdamHimmelsbach) July 10, 2018
One of those teams could be the Brooklyn Nets. Michael Scotto of The Athletic posted a photo of what appears to be Smart and his agent Happy Walters talking with Nets general manager Sean Marks in Las Vegas.
What appears to be Boston Celtics restricted free agent Marcus Smart and his agent having a conversation with Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks at the Thomas and Mack Center on Monday night. pic.twitter.com/04EaquaNxy— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) July 10, 2018
NBC Sports Boston Celtics Insider A. Sherrod Blakely reported Monday that the Sacramento Kings were considering an offer sheet "expected to be closer to the $12-14 million" a year range for Smart.
Kings beat writer Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee reported that the Kings were not preparing an offer sheet.
A source says there’s nothing to report of interest in Marcus Smart. Side note: I could see Dave Joerger loving an addition like Smart. Tough player, makes winning plays— Jason Jones (@mr_jasonjones) July 10, 2018
For the record, I like Marcus Smart. He'd help the Kings, IMO. I'm just being told they aren't preparing an offer sheet. But this free agency so let's see what happens. He'd be another dog on a team that was too nice.— Jason Jones (@mr_jasonjones) July 10, 2018
Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald also reported Tuesday that Smart would "consider" accepting the Celtics' offer from last October, which would be worth more annually than the three-year, $33 million recently signed by Jazz guard Dante Exum.
Smart, according to source, would "consider" the four-year extension offer Celtics made last October, which was worth more annually than the three-year, $33 million deal just signed by Dante Exum.— Mark Murphy (@Murf56) July 10, 2018
The 6-foot-4 guard has reportedly been upset and bothered by the lack of attention being paid to him by the Celtics, who can match any offer made to him. They have made a $6.1 million qualifying offer to Smart.