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Marcus Smart (Finally) Resigns In Boston

The former Poke is getting PAID!

NBA: Playoffs-Cleveland Cavaliers at Boston Celtics Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Last October, Danny Ainge came to the table and offered Marcus Smart a 4-year $50 million dollar extension. Marcus turned that down in hopes of getting closer to $60 million this summer. As it turns out, Smart will re-up in Beantown for 4 years and $52 million.

After resigning Aron Baynes, Boston didn’t have much room to spare to avoid the $123 million luxury tax line. This is important for Boston because they will have to pay Kyrie Irving (and maybe Terry Rozier??) next summer and Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum the two following summers, which will likely launch the C’s in to the repeater tax by 2022.

The repeater tax is why the Oklahoma City Thunder will have to pay $300 million for their $125 million dollar roster this coming season, so Ainge’s willingness to go in to the luxury tax this summer by paying Smart (thus starting Boston repeater tax timeline, will have to pay the repeater tax if the team is over the luxury tax line in any three out of four year span) shows exactly how much Smart means to the team. If anyone needs a reminder on the things Smart brings to the Celtics, I always love reliving the ending of this game ⬇️⬇️⬇️

Here is some more info on all the intricacies of Smart’s deal ⬇️

But the good news is Cowboy fans will get to see Smart play winning basketball on one of the league’s best teams for years to come, and at a great price for Smart and for Boston. Now its time to bring Larry back to Boston!

Congratulations Cowboy, you got that bag!