Credit: AP - Scanpix
Credit AP - Scanpix

The Boston Celtics have officially announced the contract extension signed by Marcus Smart. The player had agreed to a four-year $77 million contract extension at the beginning of the week. 

Marcus Smart

Marcus  Smart
Position: SG
Age: 27
Height: 193 cm
Weight: 100 kg
Birth place: United States of America

Brad Stevens, former Celtics head coach and now President of basketball operations, commented on the move enthusiastically: "We are thrilled to have the opportunity to extend Marcus, and thankful that he has chosen to remain a Celtic, 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 grit and toughness that few match".

Marcus Smart was drafted by the Celtics back in 2016 and since then has been a key member of the Celtics' rotations. He has produced 10.2 points (37.6% FG, 32.0% 3-PT, 77.7% FT), 3.6 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 1.6 steals, and 29.4 minutes across 449 career games (228 starts).

“There’s nowhere else I’d rather play and no other fans I’d rather play in front of. I love Boston, and Boston loves me,” said Smart. “We’ve had some great moments and success in my time here, but there’s more to accomplish. I’m ready to put that Celtics jersey back on and get to work out on the Parquet with my teammates".

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