Boston, MA – Jaylen Brown has agreed to a record-breaking five-year, $304 million supermax extension with the Boston Celtics, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. The deal is the richest in NBA history for a player who has not yet been named to an All-NBA First Team.
Brown, 25, is coming off a career year in which he averaged 24.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 3.4 assists per game. He was also named to the All-Star Game for the first time and was a key contributor to the Celtics’ run to the Eastern Conference Finals.
The extension will keep Brown in Boston through the 2027-28 season. He joins Jayson Tatum as one of the cornerstones of the Celtics’ young core, and the team is now poised to compete for championships for years to come.
“I’m excited to stay in Boston and continue to build on what we’ve started,” Brown said in a statement. “This is a special place with special people, and I’m grateful to be a part of it.”
The Celtics’ decision to give Brown a supermax extension is a sign of their commitment to him as a player and as a leader. Brown is a rising star in the NBA, and he is now one of the highest-paid players in the league.
The extension also sends a message to other players around the league that the Celtics are a destination for top talent. The Celtics have a young core that is already very good, and they are only going to get better with Brown under contract for the long term.