Celtics Offer Jaylen Brown Four-Year, $80M Extension

Celtics Offer Jaylen Brown Four-Year, $80M Extension

The Celtics are negotiating a potential extension with Jaylen Brown, but Danny Ainge doesn't necessarily agree with how it's being reported. We've been negotiating for a little while.

The Boston Celtics have extended a four-year, $80-million contract offer to forward Jaylen Brown, league sources told Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes.

Ainge clarified Thursday on Boston's WBZ-FM radio that negotiations are "going well".

But Brown believes in his ability to one day be a star and is pursuing a bigger offer, sources said. But Ainge said Brown "doesn't seem to be too stressed about" reaching a new deal. "He looks to be ample and playing effectively and in ample spirits and working laborious". It's hard not to think about it at all. It would be normal for players to think about their contracts when their focus should be on getting ready for the season. "But I think that we're in a good place, and we'll see what happens over these next few days".

If both sides are unable to come to an agreement before Monday's deadline for rookie-scale extensions, Brown will become a restricted free agent following the 2019-20 campaign.

The Celtics are coming off a 49-33 season after which they swept the Indiana Pacers in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs before losing in five games to the Milwaukee Bucks.

The Celtics selected Brown with the third overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft.

Last season, however, he started in just 25 of his 74 games and saw his numbers dip slightly to 13.0 points and 4.2 rebounds.



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