BREAKING: Jaylen Brown Contract Situation With Celtics Finally Resolved

Jaylen Brown has just signed the most lucrative contract in the history of the NBA, as he and the Boston Celtics have agreed on a five-year, supermax extension. 

The deal is said to be worth $304M, over $60M AAV per season. It's fully guaranteed, and has a trade kicker. There is no player option.

As laid out by front office expert Bobby Marks of ESPN, Brown's salary rises from a starting point in the 2024-25 season of $52M, to a height of $69M in the final year of 2028-29.

Brown averaged 26.6 points and made his second All-Star team last season, as well as making the All-NBA Second Team. 

He set career highs with his 26.6 points and 6.9 rebounds, though did suffer a drop in his three-point shooting, at only 33.3%. 

By contrast, his more accomplished teammate, Jayson Tatum, signed a max five-year, $163M deal with the Celtics a few years back that averages $32.6M. That runs through the 2025-26 season, but Tatum does have a player option on that final year. Safe to assume he'll be declining that option to get himself more in line with his now much, much richer teammate. 

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