Celtics

Celtics fail to reach extension with Marcus Smart by deadline

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A league source confirmed to Bostonsportsjournal.com that Marcus Smart did not reach an extension with the Boston Celtics on his rookie deal ahead of Monday's deadline. Shams Charamia of the Vertical was first to report the sides failed to reach an agreement.

The lack of a new deal should not come as a surprise to BSJ subscribers as I wrote extensively about why the two sides wouldn't reach a deal last week. Smart will enter next summer as a restricted free agent, which will allow the Celtics to match any offer sheet that Smart signs on the open market.