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Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart agrees to four-year, $52 million deal to stay with team


Restricted free agent Marcus Smart has signed a four-year, $52 million contract extension with the Boston Celtics, league sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

The Celtics announced Thursday that Smart had re-signed but did not disclose terms.

“This is where I want to be, and I’m ready to put a green jersey back on and get to work,” Smart said in a statement. “I’m determined to help my teammates bring another championship to the best fans in the world.”

The Celtics scheduled a news conference for Thursday, but sent a statement canceling that event because Smart “experienced flu-like symptoms earlier this afternoon and is currently receiving IV fluids” at a hospital. The team said he is expected to be available via conference call “in the coming days.”

Smart, the No. 6 pick in the 2014 draft, found a quiet market in restricted free agency and, after his camp grumbled about Boston’s lack of attention early in the summer, the two sides eventually hammered out a deal.

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