The Celtics are keeping guard Marcus Smart in Boston for the foreseeable future. Per reports from Shams Charania of the Athletic and Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Smart has agreed to a four-year extension, worth $77 million. The new deal will reportedly start in the 2022-23 NBA season.

Smart, who has spent his entire career in Boston, averaged a career-high 13.1 points and 5.7 assists during the 2020-21 regular season.

BOSTON, MA – NOVEMBER 13: Marcus Smart #36 of the Boston Celtics reacts after a call in the second half against the Washington Wizards at TD Garden on November 13, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kathryn Riley/Getty Images)

Smart was an All-Defensive First Team selection in 2018-19 and 2019-20 and narrowly missed out on making an All-Defensive team in 2020-21. He has helped the Celtics reach the playoffs in each of his seven seasons with the team.

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