Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Report: Celtics reach agreement with Jayson Tatum on a five-year, $315 million super-max extension

The Celtics and Jayson Tatum have reportedly reached an agreement on a five-year, $315 million super-max extension, according to Bleacher Report's Chris Haynes -- who broke the story late Monday afternoon.

Just two weeks after winning a franchise record-setting 18th championship, the C's have made history again with Tatum's contract being the richest ever in the NBA -- surpassing Jaylen Brown's $305 million super-max extension he signed a year ago in the summer of 2023.

After being named to his second straight All-NBA first team this past season, Tatum became eligible to command a super-max contract from the Celtics. The 26-year old was the No. 3 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft and has become one of the top players in the league, especially over the last few seasons.

The five-time All-Star finished his 2023-24 campaign with averages of 26.9 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 3.9 assists during the regular-season while shooting 47.1% from the field -- including 37.6% from beyond the arc.

Tatum's new deal comes just hours after it was reported that the Celtics and Derrick White agreed on a four-year, $125.9 million contract extension on Monday.

With Luke Kornet and Neemias Queta also re-signed over the weekend, it appears that Boston's core will look almost exactly the same as they try to repeat and defend their championship in 2024-25.

Joel Pavón

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