The Dallas Mavericks are expected to pursue Marcus Smart in restricted free agency.
Smart grew up in Dallas.
The Boston Celtics and Smart were unable to agree upon an extension last October.
"To be honest, I'm worth more than $12 to $14 million," Smart told ESPN. "Just for the things I do on the court that don't show up on the stat sheet. You don't find guys like that. I always leave everything on the court, every game. Tell me how many other players can say that."on how he impacts games in ways that go beyond the box score.''