Celtics and Jaylen Brown reach 5-year, $303.7M supermax agreement.

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The star of the Boston Celtics, Jaylen Brown, has agreed to a five-year supermax agreement with a potential value of $303.7 million, according to his agent, Jason Glushon, who spoke to ESPN on Tuesday.

Sunday night in Boston, Brown and Glushon met with Celtics management and ownership to complete the last details of the historic agreement that keeps the two-time All-Star under contract until the 2028–29 season.

Given the growth in the salary cap and league income, Brown’s contract is more expensive than the $276 million extension Nikola Jokic signed with the Denver Nuggets to become a two-time MVP. To seal the deal, Brown, 26, underwent a physical on Monday in Boston.

Brown qualified for the Celtics’ five-year supermax deal after being named to the second team in the NBA in 2022–2023. One of the NBA’s most prolific duos, Brown and teammate Jayson Tatum, who is up for a supermax deal next summer, are the backbones of the championship-contending Celtics.

Brown averaged career bests of 26.6 points and 49% shooting last season. He will make $31.8 million next season in the final year of his previous deal.

Brown is slated to make $52.3 million when the contract kicks in during the 2024-25 season and $69.1 million in 2028-29, the final year of the deal. He is not eligible for a no-trade clause because he signed an extension.

According to ESPN Stats & Information analysis, Tatum and Brown scored 56.7 points per game together last season, which was the fourth-highest point total for a pair since the 1976–1977 merger. They each also scored 30 points in 10 games, a feat that has only been done in the previous 30 seasons by Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant. According to Second Spectrum, Brown improved as a shot creator past season, making 54% of his made shots without a helper for a career-high 1.15 points per direct drive.

In each of Brown’s seven NBA seasons, the Celtics have advanced to the postseason, including three visits to the Eastern Conference Finals and the NBA Finals in 2022. The former UC-Berkeley standout was selected by Boston with the third overall choice in 2016.

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