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Four more years and $77 million for Marcus Smart in Boston


      Marcus "The Wolverine" Smart has endeared himself to plenty of Celtics fans. He has also infuriated some Celtics fans. I'm sure his opponents also get frustrated by him. One way or the other, this player gives it everything he's got on a daily basis. Now that he's signed his 4 year/ $77 million  contract extension, where does that put him this season? It sounds like the point guard position for Ime Udoka. 

     Most fans have watched Smart grow since the Celtics drafted him. One thing that can be said about this young man is defensively he's ferocious out there. Offensively his game continues to evolve and he works damn hard on it. Yes, some shots you question but now that he has a coach who isn't afraid to put him in his place - maybe, just maybe - Smart as the director of the offensive attack could work out well. 

     If Marcus can be that distributor, then this teams upside is greater than what most national pundits may say. Given Marcus and his work ethic, any challenge thrown his way will be accomplished. Anytime he's put on the other teams best player he holds his own and makes big plays. Hopefully for C's fans Marcus helps to be a part of Banner 18 because he reminds us all of past Celtics who give it their all. Unless there are C's fans who believe this contract could be used in a trade? With that said, was it "Smart" for Marcus to sign that deal? That possibility is the reason for the trade kicker.

  One way or another it will become clear if Ime Udoka is the guy to get Marcus to be the best he can be. The Wolverine is here to stay. Embrace it, Celtics fans he's a winner who just needs some fine tuning. Most fans are glad to have in the fold for four more years.

     


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