The long-time fan favorite in Boston has signed an extensions with the Celtics, as first reported by Shams Charania.
Marcus Smart has long been considered the heart and soul of a Celtics team that has made several deep playoff runs.
With the continued maturing of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, Marcus’ veteran leadership will be crucial to Boston jumping back into the Eastern Conference contender tier. Losing Kemba Walker made the Smart re-signed that much more important.
New front office leader Brad Stevens has largely kept the roster in-tact, despite calls from a vocal minority to trade one of their young stars and shake things up more severely.