Report: Kings Planning To Sign Smart To Offer Sheet
It appears that the loss of one restricted free agent has caused the Sacramento Kings to take a serious look at poaching a restricted Celtics guard.
According to a Yahoo Sports report, the fact that the Chicago Bulls stepped in and matched the four-year, $78 million offer sheet Sacramento had inked with restricted free agent Zach LaVine has caused the Kings to turn their attention to Boston's Marcus Smart.
Like LaVine, Smart is also a restricted free agent, who can sign an offer sheet with any team. Like the Bulls, if Smart were to agree to terms with the Kings, the C's would have the right to match that deal and retain the defense-first guard's services.
Reports have circulated, as of late, that Smart is upset with the lack of attention he has received from Boston and other teams, so he might be looking for any deal to get him out of town at this point.
The C's might not be that interested in keeping the 24-year-old in town, depending on the terms of the potential offer, as they currently have a crowded backcourt and lots of assets still in the pipeline.
Only time will tell if Smart and the kings even get a deal done, but it will be an interesting story line for Celtic Nation to keep tabs on in the coming days.