Boston is getting wise with their payroll, agreeing to a four-year, $77 million max extension with Marcus Smart. It was first reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, but was then confirmed by Smart on his Instagram page.

The Celtics guard will continue his loyalty to Boston after being drafted by them in 2014 as the sixth overall pick. Smart has since established himself as a leader among the C’s with last season being his most successful yet. 

The 27-year-old reached career highs in the 2020-2021 season, averaging 13.1 points and 32.9 minutes played per game. 

Smart’s sharpness on offense and aggressiveness on defense makes him a strong player that the Celtics need on their side.

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