Posted November 08, 2019 09:14:08 The Celtics are hoping to get some answers from J.R. Smith about the possibility of a reunion with the NBA team in Boston.
The veteran point guard and longtime teammate was asked about a potential reunion with Boston and the possibility that the NBA would re-sign him.
Smith said it’s “too soon to tell.”
“I think it’s too early to tell,” he said.
“I think we’ve just got to get through the year and see what happens.
But if there’s a chance to do that, then I’ll definitely be open to it.”
Smith said the NBA is still in discussions with players and teams about a possible reunion.
The league is expected to announce that it will not renew the contract of James Harden, the Rockets guard who is on a five-year, $100 million deal.
He was originally scheduled to become a free agent after this season.
“I’m very happy about the deal we’ve got.
I think it gives us a good chance to make another run at a championship, and we’ll see what’s out there,” Smith said.”
Hopefully I can get a chance here again and have a great career with my teammates, and hopefully that’s where I want to be.”
The Celtics have not had a player in their starting lineup since Jan. 7.
Smith has been a major part of the team’s success, averaging 19.6 points, 9.4 assists and 5.7 rebounds.
Smith joined the Celtics in 2005 and has played in three NBA Finals, winning three titles.