Marcus Smart has spent his entire seven-year career with the Boston Celtics, and it does not appear as if he’ll be leaving any time soon.
The Celtics signed their backcourt fixture to a four-year, $77 million extension on Monday, according to ESPN and The Athletic.
Smart seemingly confirmed the reports by tweeting a line of seven shamrocks, for his past time with the Celtics, a plus sign and a line of four more shamrocks, representing the length of the extension.
— marcus smart (@smart_MS3) August 16, 2021
Boston teammate Jayson Tatum replied to news of Smart’s extension by tweeting, “Happy for my dawg!”
Happy for my dawg! https://t.co/bHRYfnR3PH
— Jayson Tatum (@jaytatum0) August 17, 2021
Smart already was signed for $14.3 million for the upcoming season. His extension, which will kick in starting with the 2022-23 campaign, will help Boston keep one of its key players.
The 27-year-old Smart averaged career highs of 13.1 points and 5.7 assists last season. He was named to the all-defensive first team in 2018-19 and 2019-20.
In 449 career games (228 starts), Smart has averaged 10.2 points, 4.2 assists and 3.6 rebounds. He joined the Celtics as a first-round pick (sixth overall) in the 2014 draft out of Oklahoma State.
–Field Level Media