The Boston Celtics announced on Saturday that they’ve officially signed Marcus Smart to a contract extension. The new deal, worth a reported $77 million, will see Smart providing his services to the Celtics for the next four seasons.
Celtics President of Basketball Operations Brad Stevens expressed his delight at the signing of Smart, providing the following feedback: “In his seven years in Boston, he has made a big impact, on and off the court. It is not a coincidence that every team he’s played on has been in the playoffs, with several series wins throughout the years. He adds to winning on both ends of the floor, and competes with a grit and toughness that few match.”
Smart expressed his mutual joy over the signing of the contract extension, revealing that the Celtics remain his NBA team of choice. All-Star teammate Jayson Tatum took to Twitter to congratulate Smart:
The 27-year-old guard was selected by the Celtics as the sixth overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. Since then, he has represented Boston for the entirety of his NBA career, making him the longest-serving player in the current Celtics roster.