Celtics reportedly open to dealing Marcus Smart

Marcus Smart isn't considered to be "ungettable."

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The Boston Celtics are reportedly open to letting Marcus Smart go, according to The Athletic’s David Aldridge.

Smart, who has emerged as a valuable piece for the C’s, is undoubtedly the team’s leader – but sources believe Boston isn’t above moving him.

Aldridge writes:

“The Celtics are still centered by Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, now both signed to long-term extensions, with Marcus Smart (who’s not ungettable, per league sources) and Kemba Walker back in strong support roles. And making Hayward’s deal a sign and trade with Charlotte gives Boston a huge cudgel with which to take a swing at another star: a $28.5 million traded player exception that the Cs have a year to use in a trade.”

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With the Celtics losing both Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward in recent years, without recouping their outlay, it’s suggested they could consider shoring the losses up by moving Smart.