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Marcus Smart: Overpaid? Gunner? Trade him? Keep him? Cherish him?


 Okay, here's your chance to voice your views on the Celtics Wolverine, Marcus Smart. Overpaid? Gunner? Trade him? Keep him? Cherish him? Here's what I wrote last December:

In the final year of his $52 million/4 year deal (2021-22 season), Marcus will earn 13.8M. Really? Doing some quick math, each of the 30 teams (on numbers alone) might expect to have 1.7 players in the top-50. Boston has four. Out of a possible 450 total players in the NBA, Smart is rated as being better than 413 of them. 

That right! ESPN rated Smart the 37th-best NBA player in the League at the time, earning a paltry $13.8 million for the 2021-22 season.

Once again, from my December, 2020 article:

 I see only two possibilities here. Marcus may be the most trade-able player on The Green's roster, based on ability, drive and money. Yet, the bromance between Danny Ainge and The Wolverine is such that I can't see that happening. A raise? That's what I see. Even in a tight-budget year, this man should see a significant bump in his earnings.

Apparently, the "bromance" also exists between Brad Stevens and Smart. Marcus reportedly has been offered a 4-year/$77 million deal, which equates to the "significant bump in his earnings" that I had broached.

Apparently, I am not alone in my thinking.

Okay! Here's your chance. Marcus is a love-him-or-hate-him type of player. You know my stand. What's yours?

 

 

 

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