Celtics’ Jaylen Brown Turns Down 4-year/$80 Million Extension
As the Boston Celtics have glued together a new group of talented, young core for the upcoming season, the most decorated franchise recently extended an contract extension to their 2016 first round draft pick, Jaylen Brown. The Celtics reportedly tabled a four-year, $80 million extension to Jaylen Brown on Wednesday (Oct. 16th), according to reports. The 22-year-old allegedly turn down their offer for an even bigger pay day.
”Brown, who can become a restricted free agent next summer, declined the offer because he ‘believes in his ability to one day be a star and is pursuing a bigger offer.’”
Brown explained the confidence he brings to the court during a recent interview:
“But to be honest, [extension talks are] really not overwhelming me or ruling my thoughts. I know what type of talent I have. I’m confident in myself. I’m confident in my ability.”
The declined offer from Brown follows his hiring of his first NBA agent Jason Glushon, this offseason. Brown says hiring his agent was needed.
“It’s just what’s best for me. I don’t really want to talk about it. I think [talking] is a distraction. But I made my decision and I move on.”
As he nears the end of his contract, the Celtics will be in a position to match any offer Brown receives in his restricted free agency in July of 2020.
Brown has averaged 13.0 points, 4.2 rebounds and 0.9 steals while shooting 46.5 percent from the field and 34.4 percent from three-point range in 2018-19, per NBA.com.
Next season the Celtics will have another major decision with some of the key players included in their young course including Jayson Tatum.
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