Marcus Smart is one of the remaining top free agents left. He's a restricted free agent, though, which means that the Celtics can match any offer he gets and keep him.
These past few days, Smart has reportedly been talking with teams, trying to work out a deal because the Celtics have yet to give him one aside from the qualifying offer. There have been a few conflicting reports on Smart, but it looks like he could be garnering interest.
New: According to a league source, Marcus Smart is seeking less than $15 million per season. He met with two teams in Vegas Monday and will meet with two more today. Beyond pleasantries, there's been no more contact with the Cs yet: https://t.co/Hq78XI3nh8— Adam Himmelsbach (@AdamHimmelsbach) July 10, 2018
This summer is a little tough on Smart because most teams already have their backcourts settled at this point.
Here is the latest I've heard on Marcus Smart and his restricted free agency:— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) July 10, 2018
SAC is prepared to move forward with their young kids at PG/SG.
ATL is locked in on the guys they have.
BKN could get involved to make it a challenge but don't really have the space to make BOS blink.
Smart is definitely better than one or two players in these teams' backcourt, but he may not be worth the money, especially for rebuilding squads.
The best play for Smart right now is to sign the Celtics' qualifying offer so that he becomes a free agent next season when the salary cap will loosen up.