Boston Celtics: Gary Tanguay hates the Marcus Smart extension

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Boston Celtics Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports /

Boston Celtics President of Basketball Operations Brad Stevens values the guys he made a name for himself in the coaching realm leading. That much has been made clear by many of his decisions this past offseason.

After re-acquiring Al Horford and re-signing Enes Kanter, Stevens rewarded the player he coached the longest, Marcus Smart, with a four-year deal worth $77 million. There’s still no Isaiah Thomas return yet, but fingers are crossed.

Smart’s annual salary is a major sum of money, and might not age well at the tail-end of it if Smart continues to put his body on the line as he does currently. Even if the injuries add up, though, this deal could pay similar dividends to those of the extensions handed out to Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jrue Holiday before their title run this past season.

The Houdini doesn’t hate the deal at all, realizing it’s a player’s market at this moment, at least on the top end.

But we know a man who does.

From the creator of the Jayson Tatum for Ja Morant not-in-a-million-years mock trade idea and the guy who who prefers Robert Williams over Jaylen Brown, comes a negative nuke regarding the Smart extension…you probably saw coming.

Ladies and gentleman, Gary Tanguay:

The man has a job to do, and he does it well: rile up Boston Celtics fans.

There’s no doubt he feels this way to a degree, but the excessive exclamation points and “Awful.” sign-off were classic provocation tactics from a “Masshole” shock jock.

Some will love the extension, some will understand that it’s a necessary slight overpay, and some will take their virtual pitchforks and torches to the web to spout dismay.

Another day of NBA Twitter in the books, folks.

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