Report: Celtics agree to 4-year, $115 million extension with Jaylen Brown
Jaylen Brown has agreed to a four-year, $115 million extension with the Boston Celtics, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Boston Celtics forward Jaylen Brown has agreed to a four-year, $115M million contract extension, agent Jason Glushon tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 21, 2019
Brown averaged 13.0 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists during the regular season for the Celtics in 2018-19 while shooting 46.5 percent from the field, 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 65.8 percent from the free-throw line. His usage rate and role in Boston will increase this season now that All-Stars Kyrie Irving and Al Horford are gone.
Brown is working with agent Jason Glushon. He has been hesitant to hire an agent, opting for specialists and advisors to help with career decisions, but Brown will now work with Glushon and his team.
The Celtics were a dysfunctional group in 2018-19 and didn’t live up to expectations. Before the 2018-19 season started, everyone picked the Celtics to win the Eastern Conference. Boston, though, was never able to mesh on the court.
The Celtics lost to the Milwaukee Bucks in the second-round of the 2019 playoffs in five games. Brown and Marcus Morris got into it on the bench during a regular season game against the Miami Heat in South Beach. Irving wasn’t able to lead the group as the leader and was bashed for it by the media and fans.
It’s a new vibe in Boston now, though. Irving, Horford, Terry Rozier and Morris are gone, while Kemba Walker, Enes Kanter and Tacko Fall are in.