NBA-Celtics, Brown agree richest deal in NBA history, reports By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: May 23, 2023; Miami, Florida, USA; Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) shoots against the Miami Heat in the third quarter during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals for the 2023 NBA Playoffs at Kaseya Center. Mandatory Credit: Sam Nav

(Reuters) – Jaylen Brown has agreed to a five-year, $304 million supermax contract extension with the Boston Celtics, which will make the forward the highest-paid player in the NBA, multiple media reported on Tuesday.

The third pick in the 2016 draft, Brown averaged a career-high 26.6 points, 6.9 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game last season, helping Boston reach the Eastern Conference Finals.

Two-time NBA All-Star Brown will earn $28.5 million next season before his extension begins in 2024, averaging $60.8 million a year.

Brown’s supermax deal surpasses Nikola Jokic, two-time Most Valuable Player and reigning Finals MVP, for the richest contract in NBA history.

The distinction of being the NBA’s highest-paid player may not last long with Brown’s Celtics teammate Jayson Tatum set to assume the title next year when he becomes eligible for a supermax contract.

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