Celtics, Jayson Tatum Agree on Five-Year Extension


The Boston Celtics will commit long-term to forward Jayson Tatum. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports that the parties have agreed on a five-year rookie scale contract extension.

The deal will be worth at least $163 million, based on the the cap projection for next year, but could climb to as high as $195 million if Tatum meets the requirements for the Rose Rule.

Tatum’s extension falls in line with those we’ve seen from De’Aaron Fox and Donovan Mitchell, a sign of just how strong the 2017 NBA Draft class was.

Tatum averaged 23.4 points and 7.0 rebounds per game for the Celtics in his third year. He’ll play out Year 4 on his rookie contract before the extension kicks in for 2021-22.

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