WATCH: What will the impact of Celtics veteran guard Marcus Smart’s extension be?

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Boston Celtics veteran guard Marcus Smart is finally properly paid after getting a four-year, $77.1 million contract extension from the team that drafted him sixth overall in the 2014 NBA draft.

But such signings are not events that occur strictly in a vacuum, and have ripple effects for franchises in terms of both salary cap effects and team-building concerns, just to name a few. What will this contract for Smart do to the team’s short- and long-term planning? How will Boston look to improve the team as it enters a ramp-up to contender status in the next several seasons moving forward?

The hosts of the CLNS Media podcast “Winning Plays” dive into how the Smart extension impacts the team, pursuit of stars like Bradley Beal, and even discuss the same with the recently-announced Evan Fournier sign-and-trade.

Watch or listen to the pod embedded above to get up to speed on what these two basketball minds have to say on some pretty important news for the team.

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