Newly drafted Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart has signed an endorsement deal with Adidas, according to Slam Online. Adidas has been active in signing many of this year's top draft picks, including Andrew Wiggins (#1), Joel Embiid (#3), Dante Exum (#5), and Smart (#6).
Currently, the exact terms of the deal are not available, but it's expected to be a multi-year deal.
adidas has quietly established the best group of rookies of the 2014 NBA Draft class. With Andrew Wiggins and Dante Exum already in the fold, adidas got even richer by adding two more lottery picks to their roster: Joel Embiid and Marcus Smart.
Sources confirmed to SLAM that both Embiid and Smart have signed contracts with adidas. Exact terms were not disclosed, but it was confirmed that both contracts will be multi-year deals. Embiid, who was drafted third overall by the Sixers, is widely expected to sit out his entire rookie campaign while recovering from foot surgery. Smart, who was the sixth overall pick by the Celtics, just finished an Orlando Summer League that saw him average 14.8 points, 4.2 rebounds and 4.2 assists for Boston.
Hopefully this doesn't indicate that Smart will have an injury-plagued career, as many of the top NBA players representing Adidas seem to be cursed with suffering various ailments.
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