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Report: Nets, Grizzlies have asked about sign-and-trade for Marcus Smart

Vincent Gallo
July 12, 2018 - 9:41 am
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It has been reported by Yahoo! Sports' Jordan Schultz that both the Grizzlies and Nets have contacted the Celtics about a potential sign-and-trade for restricted free agent Marcus Smart.

Smart was seen with his agent speaking with Nets general manager Sean Marks at the Thomas and Mack Center on Monday. A clip of the conversation occurring was posted on Twitter by Michael Scotto of The Athletic.

Danny Ainge expressed on Wednesday that signing Smart is the Celtics’ top priority. 

"There are guys that we’re looking," he said to reporters. "We’re all here watching all the teams play in the Summer League, watching different guys work out. But our priority remains the same. Our priority is still Marcus in free agency, and that’s where we are.”

The Boston Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach reported that the 24-year-old is open to a multi-year deal at less than $15 million per season. The option of signing the Celtics’ $6.1 million qualifying offer and becoming an unrestricted free agent next summer is also on the table for Smart.

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