The Boston Celtics and Jaylen Brown have agreed to a five-year, $304 million supermax contract extension, league sources tell The Athletic. Here’s what you need to know:
- The deal, which is fully guaranteed, is the richest contract in NBA history.
- Brown averaged a career-best 26.6 points, 6.9 rebounds and 3.5 assists last season, garnering a 2022-23 All-NBA second-team selection.
BREAKING: Boston Celtics star Jaylen Brown has agreed to a five-year, $304 million supermax contract extension with the franchise, per sources. This is the richest deal in NBA history, negotiated by agent Jason Glushon.
Fully guaranteed, with a trade kicker. No player option. pic.twitter.com/MQ6NKILY8Q
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 25, 2023
On July 4, The Athletic reported the Celtics and Brown’s camp were expected to pick up talks at summer league and league sources said earlier this month those talks had gone as expected. Brown had been eligible to sign a supermax extension since July 1.
Brown has played his entire seven-year career with the Celtics after Boston drafted him with the No. 3 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft. He earned his first career All-Star nod in 2020-21, averaging 24.7 points and 6.0 rebounds.
Boston finished 57-25 last season and reached the Eastern Conference finals, falling to the Miami Heat in seven games.
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