6’6” Boston Celtic’s shooting guard and small forward Jaylen Brown has been in talks with the team for his contract extension. The 26-year-old became eligible to sign a supermax extension on July 1 after he made it to the All-NBA second team.
Brown and Celtic are yet to complete the deal, and here’s all we know about it!
How much will Jaylen Brown earn with the supermax extension?
Jaylen Brown is very hopeful that a deal worth $295M for a five-year-long contract extension will happen. Brown has been a Celtic for all 7 years of his career, and the American is optimistic about staying there in the future as well.
BREAKING: Two-time NBA All-Star Jaylen Brown has agreed to a five-year, $307 million supermax contract extension with the Boston Celtics.
Richest deal in NBA history 🤑💰 pic.twitter.com/mQFmfoCsdK
— Buttcrack Sports (@ButtCrackSports) July 3, 2023
How did Jaylen Brown perform last season?
Boston Celtics’ number 7 played 67 games in the 2022-23 season and scored 1784 points at an average of 26.6 points per game. His incredible display on the field earned him a place in his second All-Star game, along with All-NBA second-team honors.
What’s stopping Celtic from extending Jaylen Brown?
The 5-year contract extension deal is worth $295M, which is a huge salary cap. Jaylen is eligible for a 35 percent salary cap, and the Celtics would try to negotiate over a lot of things.
It is probable that the Boston Celtics would try to add in a player option. An ask for a salary cut is written in the stars, as no deal concludes without a salary negotiation.
Gary Washburn on Jaylen Brown’s supermax contract with the #Celtics
“If we leave Las Vegas and there’s nothing done, then there’s reason to be concerned.” pic.twitter.com/bR6tcceHhZ
— The Celtics Files (@CelticsFiles) July 7, 2023
What are the recent updates in Jaylen Brown’s contract extension?
Brown and Celtics are on very good terms, but the deal is yet to be discussed as both parties have various other issues to tackle.
Jaylen is expected to talk with Celtics in Las Vegas when the summer league commences. It is understood that there’ll be negotiations and discussions, but Celtics have made it crystal clear that they intend to keep the 26-year-old.
Adam Himmelsblach has reported that the deal would go through and it’s about when and not about how and at what terms.
Jaylen Brown will most probably extend his contract with Celtic, and it’d be curious to see the terms at which they would agree finally.