All-Star forward Jayson Tatum has agreed to a five-year, $195 million extension with the Boston Celtics, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojranowski. Tatum will receive the maximum amount of money on a rookie extension and can make almost $200 million pending the All-NBA team selections at the end of the season.
Boston will be in a great position for a title run after locking in one of the best players in the league through the 2025-26 season. Tatum was drafted by the Celtics back in 2017 and has quickly improved his game, especially last season when he took the jump into stardom. He averaged 23.4 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 assists per game on 45 percent shooting from the field.
Tatum dominated in the playoffs last season, leading the Celtics to the Eastern Conference Finals. Over the course of the playoffs, he poured in 25.7 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, and dished out 5 assists per game. He earned his first All-Star appearance and was selected to the All-NBA third team.
The Celtics will emerge as one of the favorites to win the NBA Finals next season and are in a great position to do so. The future in Boston is bright; their best three players–Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and Kemba Walker–are locked in for at least the next three years. The franchise will shoot for their 18th banner in the 2020-21 NBA season.
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