Most big-name free agents have already made their move, but a few fringe stars are still out there. Marcus Smart is one of those players. Per a new report, Smart feels "insulted" by what he considers a "lack of respect" from Boston. He reportedly wants to return to Boston, and the Celtics have claimed they want to hold onto him, but it seems Boston hasn't floated a figure Smart feels is a fair deal.
A source close to Marcus Smart says Smart has been “unresponsive” in #Celtics’ efforts to reach out because he is “insulted by what he feels is a lack of respect by front office.” https://t.co/aGVO4xiA6t— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) July 12, 2018
Multiple reports have indicated other teams around the league—including the Kings, Nets, and Grizzlies—may make a run at Smart.
Source: After striking out on Zach Levine, the Sacramento Kings are preparing to put together an offer #Celtics Marcus Smart.— A. Sherrod Blakely (@ASherrodblakely) July 10, 2018
Source: Several teams - inc the #Grizzlies and #Nets - have inquired about a S-T w/the #Celtics for RFA Marcus Smart, who has already met with Brooklyn. Source also says that Boston has had zero communication or contact w/Smart.— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) July 12, 2018
Smart appeared to connect with the Nets at Summer League in Las Vegas.
What appears to be Boston Celtics restricted free agent Marcus Smart and his agent having a conversation with Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks at the Thomas and Mack Center on Monday night. pic.twitter.com/04EaquaNxy— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) July 10, 2018
In addition to Smart, Clint Capela (a restricted free agent with Houston) and Isaiah Thomas (an unrestricted free agent) remain unsigned.