Marcus Smart got his wish to remain with the Boston Celtics on a new 4 year deal worth 52 million dollars.
The No. 6 overall pick by the Celtics back in 2014, Smart has become a fan favorite in Boston for his hardworking defensive style of play.
Smart averaged 10.2 points, 4.8 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.3 steals in 54 games last season. However, his value is not measured by standard counting stats alone. He brings a defensive intensity and overall tenacity to the court that the rest of the Celtics feed off. Smart will likely see slightly reduced playing time and production next season, assuming Kyrie Irving returns healthy.