Jaylen Brown Inks Historic $304 Million Supermax Deal with the Boston Celtics

Jaylen Brown, the versatile two-time All-Star wing of the Boston Celtics, has secured his future with a record-breaking five-year, $304 million supermax contract extension. The deal, confirmed by his agent Jason Glushon of Glushon Sports Management, makes Brown the highest-paid player in NBA history. ESPN’s Marc J. Spears first reported the groundbreaking agreement.

The fully guaranteed contract includes no player option for the final year, demonstrating the Celtics’ unwavering commitment to their star player. Additionally, the deal incorporates a trade kicker that further enhances Brown’s salary should he be traded in the future.

Brown’s remarkable performance in the 2022-23 season showcased his scoring prowess, averaging an impressive 26.6 points per game with shooting splits of 49% from the field, 34% from beyond the arc, and 77% from the free-throw line. Alongside his scoring, he contributed 6.9 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game, playing an essential role in Boston’s journey to the Eastern Conference finals.

Throughout his seven seasons with the Celtics, Brown has been instrumental in their success, leading the team to the conference finals five times and making a memorable appearance in the NBA Finals in 2022, though they faced a tough loss to the Golden State Warriors.

Securing the richest contract in league history was a matter of perfect timing for Brown, as he was the sole member of the 2016 draft class to earn All-NBA honors with a year remaining on his current deal, qualifying him for the supermax extension this summer. Before the extension takes effect in 2024, Brown will earn $28.5 million.

Despite his hesitancy to discuss his future in Boston during the past season, Brown’s decision to commit to the Celtics for the long term was undoubtedly an easy one. Celtics’ President of Basketball Operations Brad Stevens expressed his enthusiasm for Brown’s continued presence in the team, stating, “I can say without a doubt that we want Jaylen to be here. He’s a big part of us.”

Teamed up with fellow star Jayson Tatum, Brown’s talent has proven to be a winning formula for the Celtics, with the duo consistently leading the team to the conference finals since 2020, coming close to an NBA championship in 2022.

As Brown enters his prime at 27 years old, the Celtics’ front office is determined to build a cohesive team around him and Tatum. With strategic moves in the offseason, such as adding veteran assistants Sam Cassell and Charles Lee to rookie head coach Joe Mazzulla’s staff and trading for All-Star Kristaps Porzingis, the Celtics are gearing up for a championship run.

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