Marcus Smart wants to sign contract extension but is waiting on Celtics to start talks

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Joel Embiid joined the growing list of players on Monday that reached a contract extension with their teams ahead of next week's October 16 deadline. However, one candidate for a new deal in Boston still is waiting on Danny Ainge to initiate talks.

Marcus Smart confirmed a report from Shams Charamia of the Vertical on Monday night that the point guard and his agent haven't been contacted about a potential new deal.

"Me and my agent haven't heard anything from the Celtics," Smart said after another impressive preseason performance. "And, like you said, a week (before) the deadline and everybody else out here, and you're seeing everybody else's numbers and things like that. So we're just kind of waiting."