he won't get a ton of money. likely something like 12-13 mill per year for 4 years. he does so much on the court to impact winning despite his shooting.
on a team that used him differently, like strictly within 16 feet of the basket, he'd look a lot better
So who is going to pay that money? Who is paying a bench player that money? What team prefers guards who can't stretch the floor?
I'm mystified by this. Yeah, he does some things well. But those aren't the things teams pay big money for.
Unlike recent years when half the league had space, only a handful of teams will in 2018, and Smart will not solve their many problems. Indy, Bulls... will not commit big money to a role player who can't shoot without kneecapping their respective rebuilds. LA won't waste their chance at signing a star.
Smart will be far enough from the front of the free agent line that the money will be gone before he gets a contract, and that is doubly true since he will be restricted. His only option above the mid level is to stay in Boston, and no way Ainge over pays with other, better players (starters) needing to be resigned soon, plus Rozier still here on his cheapo rookie deal.
The big money bonanza is over. Marcus missed the train.