The Celtics have offered Marcus Smart a four-year extension, longtime beat writer Mark Murphy tweets. The Celtics are awaiting a response from Smart’s agent, Jason Glushonworth, on an extension worth approximately $17MM annually, Murphy adds (Twitter link). The maximum possible extension the Celtics could give Smart would be worth around $77MM, Ryan McDonough of NBC Sports Boston tweets. The extension would kick in during the 2022/23 season. Smart has an expiring $14.33MM contract for next season.
We have more tidbits from the Eastern Conference:
- The assumption that Rokas Jokubaitis was a draft-and-stash pick by the Knicks last month may not be entirely accurate. The Lithuanian guard, chosen with the No. 34 pick, hasn’t ruled out the possibility of playing in the NBA this season, Marc Berman of the New York Post tweets. It’s unclear whether New York is on board with that possibility or if the team prefers to stash Jokubaitis for at least a year.
- The Magic have settled on a number of coaching hires to assist new coach Jamahl Mosley, Josh Robbins of The Athletic tweets. Nate Tibbetts, Jesse Mermuys, Dale Osbourne, Bret Brielmaier and Lionel Chalmers will join Mosley on the bench. The expected hires of Tibbetts and Osbourne were previously reported.
- If LaMarcus Aldridge chooses to come out of his health-related retirement, the Bulls could be his destination. Both K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago and Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times report that there could be mutual interest between the club and the veteran big man (Twitter links). Aldridge would require team medical clearance from his heart-related issues in order to sign a contract and take the court again.
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8 thoughts on “Eastern Notes: Smart, Jokubaitis, Magic Staff, Aldridge”
Good contract for Smart. Makes it easier to trade him. The sooner, the better.
That’s exactly what I was going to say. That’s a good number to include in a trade.
Good contract as in he’ll make more than he’s actually worth. He should definitely take it and not be dumb like Schroeder.
Hope LA is good. Come now has to end it in Portland. They need him too. Solid rotation guy. Just get healthy LA. We’re pulling for you.
Damn Bulls finally get Aldridge 15 years later after he’s done and has a bad heart condition…
Even with a bad heart he has more heart than Markkanen. Bring him on!!!!
Didn’t the Bulls “trade” Aldridge for Tryus Thomas on draft night?
Was traded for Tyrus Thomas and Victor Khryapa. Another awesome draft move. Don’t bother looking either one up.