Having made multiple big signings in NBA free agency this summer - specifically, signing Kemba Walker - the Boston Celtics believe they're putting together a special team. With that in mind, Boston has decided to tie up star wing Jaylen Brown for the long term.
According to Brown's agent Jason Glushon via ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, Brown has signed a four-year, $115 million extension with the team.
The third-overall pick out of Cal in the 2016 NBA Draft, Brown quickly proved to be a very valuable player for Brad Stevens. After starting 20 games as a rookie, Brown started 70 games the following year, averaging 14.5 points per game.
This past year he averaged 13.0 points per game while improving his scoring efficiency.
Brown has missed only 24 games since his rookie season in 2016.
Boston made it to the playoffs for the fifth straight year this past season, but were eliminated in the conference semifinals.
The Celtics promptly retooled in the offseason, trimming several big contracts off their books while adding Kemba and Enes Kanter. This past June, they drafted former Indiana star Romeo Langford and signed undrafted big man Tacko Fall.
Stevens and the Celtics are clearly trying to build something great, and they want Brown to be a part of it.