Marcus Smart. (Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- The Boston Celtics have re-signed free agent guard Marcus Smart to a four-year, $52 million deal, according to multiple reports.
Smart did not have any offers elsewhere--only a one-year, $6.1 million qualifying offer extended by the Celtics--but Celtics President Danny Ainge and Smart's agent Happy Walters came together Wednesday morning in Boston to make the deal.
No offers elsewhere, but the #Celtics gave $13 million per year over four seasons. Perhaps a slight overpay but, overall, I believe it will be a very favorable contract for both sides.— Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) July 19, 2018
4 years, $52 million is a win for both Marcus Smart and the #Celtics. The team brings back a heart-and-soul glue guy who's a beloved, true difference-maker on a championship contender. He gets security in a great situation and a higher payday than his present-day market commands.— Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) July 19, 2018
While he was scheduled to have a media availability Thursday -- that was postponed. According to a release from the Celtics, Smart experienced stomach flu-like symptoms earlier and is currently receiving IV fluids at New England Baptist Hospital.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman reports