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Celtics’ Jaylen Brown claims contract situation is ‘not something that’s keeping me up at night’

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Boston Celtics small forward Jaylen Brown is eligible to sign a rookie-scale extension with Boston. If he doesn’t sign a deal before Oct. 21, Brown will become a restricted free agent next summer.

Brown, a key player for the Celtics, says his contract situation is “not something that’s keeping me up at night.”

“Everybody says that they’re not concerned with it, but in some way, shape or form they are,” Brown, in a recent telephone interview, said of contract talks, via Marc Stein of The New York Times. “But to be honest, it’s really not overwhelming me or ruling my thoughts. I know what type of talent I have. I’m confident in myself. I’m confident in my ability.

“It’s not something that’s keeping me up at night, if that’s what you’re asking.”

Brown averaged 13.0 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists during the regular season for the Celtics in 2018-19. 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.

Under his current contract, Brown will make $6.5 million this season.