Boston Celtics star Jaylen Brown has agreed to signal the richest deal in NBA historical past — a five-year supermax extension value as much as $303.7 million, his agent, Jason Glushon, advised ESPN on Tuesday.
Brown and Glushon met with Celtics administration and possession Sunday night in Boston, finalizing the remaining components of the historic deal that retains the two-time All-Star beneath contract by the 2028-29 season.
Brown’s deal exceeds two-time MVP Nikola Jokic’s $276 million extension with the Denver Nuggets, a rise primarily based on the rise within the wage cap and league income. Brown, 26, took a bodily Monday in Boston to solidify the deal.
Brown grew to become eligible for the five-year supermax extension with the Celtics upon incomes second-team All-NBA honors in 2022-23. Brown and teammate Jayson Tatum, who’s eligible for a supermax extension subsequent summer time, represent one of many NBA’s best duos and are cornerstones of the Celtics’ championship contender.
Brown averaged profession bests of 26.6 factors and 49% capturing final season. He’ll make $31.8 million subsequent season within the last 12 months of his earlier deal.
Brown is slated to make $52.3 million when the contract kicks in throughout the 2024-25 season and $69.1 million in 2028-29, the ultimate 12 months of the deal. He’s not eligible for a no-trade clause as a result of he signed an extension.
Tatum and Brown mixed for 56.7 factors per recreation final season, the fourth-most by a duo for the reason that 1976-77 merger, based on ESPN Stats & Info analysis. They each additionally scored 30 factors in 10 video games, a feat solely Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant have achieved up to now 30 seasons. Brown progressed as a shot creator final season with 54% of his made pictures unassisted — a career-high 1.15 factors per direct drive, based on Second Spectrum.
The Celtics have made the playoffs in every of Brown’s seven NBA seasons, together with the NBA Finals in 2022 and three Jap Convention finals journeys. Boston drafted the previous UC-Berkeley star with the third general decide in 2016.
Off the court docket, Brown is a businessman, vogue aficionado and mentor for numerous children, in addition to a philanthropist in Boston and internationally. He presently serves as vice chairman of the Nationwide Basketball Gamers Affiliation.
The Atlanta native not too long ago attended Paris Style Week and spoke at Selection’s Sports activities and Leisure Summit about off-court success. He has been producing partnerships that construct bridges to allow youth of shade entry to equal schooling and management alternatives by his 7uice Basis.
Brown is presently internet hosting his third annual Bridge Program in Boston for 100 Boston public faculty college students. He plans to additionally go to Kenya this offseason to talk with and mentor over 200 native college students. Brown was additionally amongst 20 NBA gamers who took half within the NBPA’s “The Sanctuary,” a efficiency retreat for gamers hosted in Andalucía, Spain.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Bobby Marks contributed to this report.