Jayson Tatum Officially Signs Contract Extension With Celtics: ‘I Love This City’

'I plan on being here for a very long time'

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Jayson Tatum’s contract extension is official.

The Boston Celtics forward reportedly agreed to the rookie max extension that could net him close to $200 million.

The team announced Tatum’s deal in a press release Wednesday but did not disclose details of the 22-year-old’s new contract.

“Jayson has emerged as one of the best two-way players in the NBA through his first three seasons, and will continue to get better and better as a player and a leader,” Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said, via the press release. “He possesses unique scoring and playmaking abilities, and has displayed exceptional poise and maturity in how he approaches the game. He’s someone who, at 22 years of age, will be a central figure to this organization’s championship aspirations for many years to come.”

As for Tatum, he’s just excited to remain in green.

“I am incredibly grateful to the Celtics organization, and the city of Boston for this opportunity,” he said. “I love this city, this organization, and the best fans in the NBA. I plan on being here for a very long time.”

Tatum already has an impressive résumé that includes an NBA All-Star appearance and All-NBA Third Team nod.

Now, he just needs to add an NBA championship to that list.

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