The Boston Celtics reportedly took care of one of their franchise cornerstones Sunday.
Jayson Tatum has agreed to sign a rookie max contract extension with the Celtics, as first reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Tatum, the No. 3 overall pick by Boston in 2017, can earn up to roughly $200 million via the five-year extension, per Wojnarowski.
This move was a no-brainer for the Celtics. Tatum put together a stellar Year 3 in the 2019-20 season, averaging 23.4 points and seven rebounds per game. The 22-year-old also was selected to the NBA All-Star Game for the first time in his young career and helped lead Boston to within two wins of the NBA Finals.
Tatum’s new deal marks the second lucrative extension handed out by the Celtics in as many years. Jaylen Brown — who tacked on four more years with Boston in October 2019 — and Tatum now both are under contract with the C’s through the 2023-24 season.