They can also offer him one themselves, but Smart has yet to receive one and he is upset about it, according to The Boston Herald. Consequently, reports of Smart's "disgust" with Boston's front office came as a surprise to many.
Signing the qualifying offer, worth $6.1 million in Smart's case, would mean the 24-year-old would return to the Celtics on a one-year deal.
President of basketball operations Danny Ainge has declined to speak on the matter.
She Was 'in Agony,' Still Tried to Call Off Ambulance
The woman has not been identified and was taken to a hospital for treatment. After the woman was freed, Polanco stayed to help her.
Google's controversial human sounding AI is being tested for call centres
The idea of calling a customer service rep and not knowing whether you're talking to a robot or a human is a bit unsettling. Googles Duplex demonstration was very likely one of the most buzzed about topics at this past Google I/O conference.
Keri Russell may be joining the cast of 'Star Wars: Episode IX'
Daisy Ridley , Adam Driver , John Boyega and Oscar Isaac are all expected to return for the latest Star Wars installment. Of course, the first thing that comes to mind for many Star Wars fans is do we have our Mara Jade?
Of those players in a similar situation to Smart, only Dante Exum has signed a new deal as he penned a three-year, $33 million contract with the Utah Jazz.
"He would have thought there would have been some kind of three- to four-year deal from them to show they're interested", said the source.
Based on the source's comments, Smart sounds prepared to eventually accept his qualifying offer, then plan to move on from the Celtics and explore unrestricted free agency next summer. Given that projected surplus, they may elect to stand pat for the most part. But now, as the clock ticks on his restricted free agency, Smart isn't feeling the love from Boston. Smart helped lead a depleted Boston Celtics roster to the Eastern Conference Finals where the team lost in seven games to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. "He's most disappointed that there has been no reaching out from their end".
It's worth noting that Ainge tried to avoid this entire situation past year, when he spent part of the offseason trying to negotiate a fair extension with Smart that would have eliminated this restricted free agency.