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The Celtics Are About To Have Some Competition For Marcus Smart

A general view of TD garden during a Celtics game.

BOSTON, MA - MAY 25: A general view of TD Garden during the third quarter of Game Five of the 2017 NBA Eastern Conference Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Boston Celtics on May 25, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)

The Boston Celtics have remained patient during the 2018 NBA offseason. Danny Ainge and company signed first round pick Robert Williams, but have not inked any big-name free agents.

That's partially because the team is already loaded with talent. Boston is awaiting the return of Gordon Hayward and Kyrie Irving as both look to come back from injury.

Jayson Tatum, Jaylon Brown, and Terry Rozier all made a name for themselves during the 2017-18 season. So too, did Marcus Smart, who is apparently unhappy with the way the Celtics have approached his free agency.

Smart is a restricted free agent and reportedly hasn't heard from Danny Ainge. The Celtics might want to reach out soon, or they'll miss out on a solid role player.

Other teams are reportedly starting to kick the tires on an offer for Smart. According to A. Sharrod Blakely, the Sacramento Kings are preparing an offer for Smart.

Since entering the league in 2014, Smart has been a pivotal role player for the team.

Although he comes off the bench mostly, the former Oklahoma State star has produced at least 10 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 4.6 assists per game in each of the last two seasons.

Stay tuned for more free agency madness.