Good issues come to those that wait. In accordance with The Athletic’s Shams Charania, the Celtics and Jaylen Brown have agreed to a five-year, $304 million supermax extension. The brand new deal represents the most important contract in league historical past.
Regardless of a troublesome Japanese Convention Finals — most notably, an 8-for-23 capturing efficiency in Recreation 7 with eight turnovers — Brown was electrical final season. He’s coming off a 2022-2023 common season marketing campaign averaging 26.6 factors on 49.1% capturing, 6.9 rebounds, and three.5 assists per sport — all profession highs. His 2nd All-NBA Crew distinction made him eligible for a supermax extension and 35% of the crew’s wage cap.
Brown has been the image of constant enchancment since his choice because the third decide of the 2016 NBA Draft. His scoring has steadily elevated together with his rising duty on the crew and he’s added one thing each offseason to his repertoire. After taking a hometown low cost together with his rookie extension in 2019, he’s now set to be in Boston for the beginning of his prime because the longest tenured Celtic coming into his seventh season in Boston.
There had been some hypothesis that the delay in placing pen to paper was due partly to Damian Lillard’s commerce request from the Portland Path Blazers. There was a report that Jayson Tatum had been recruiting Lillard to Boston; that will nonetheless be attainable, however now, any potential deal couldn’t embrace Brown.
Right here is the breakdown on the Jaylen Brown tremendous max extension in Boston:
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Per Charania, the extension is absolutely assured with a commerce kicker. There had been some hypothesis that due to the size of the negotiations, each side might need been haggling over an choice within the remaining season. Nonetheless, there is no such thing as a participant choice in 2028-2029 and he can’t be traded subsequent season.
Mixed with Kristaps Porzingis’ two-year extension and a probable supermax for Jayson Tatum subsequent summer time, Boston ought to have their Huge Three locked in for at the very least the subsequent three seasons and past.