Marcus Smart. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Celtics restricted free agent Marcus Smart was in Las Vegas Monday to attend the C's Summer League win over the Hornets, and also to meet with his agent Happy Walters.
Smart's only been handed the one-year, $6.1 million qualifying offer by Boston to this point, but the Kings are reportedly preparing an offer sheet to the tenacious defender after missing out on Zach LaVine. According to NBC Sports Boston, the offer's expected to be in the range of $12-14 million per year. Celts can match any deal.
Smart told reporters last night he has no clue where he stands with the Celts and can only control what he can control, but hopes the situation is resolved quickly.
Coach Brad Stevens spoke with the media and was asked about Smart reportedly being hurt by the lack of communication with the team.
"Marcus is, I think, pretty well aware of how I feel," Stevens said. "I saw him a couple days before free agency, he was in town for his camp, I saw him over at our new practice facility. I've talked to him a bunch. I'm not involved in all of the negotiation part of it, and all the numbers part of it, and he knows that. He also knows that we really want him back. I know that our front office has worked hard to be communicative, and we'll go from there."
Smart did have some contact with Stevens and Danny Ainge at the game.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports