Celtics Sign Jayson Tatum to NBA Record 5-Year, $315 Million Extension

Jayson Tatum with the Boston Celtics
Jayson Tatum with the Boston Celtics. Image by Erik Drost/Wikipedia

The reigning NBA champions Boston Celtics rewarded their star forward Jayson Tatum with a new five-year extension.

According to Bleacher Report’s Chris Haynes, Tatum signed an NBA record deal worth $315 million. The extension will kick in from the 2025-26 season and comes with a player option in the last year as well as a trade kicker.

After Tatum’s extension becomes official, the Celtics will have two largest NBA deals in terms of guaranteed money on their books. They previously signed Jaylen Brown, the 2024 NBA Finals MVP, to a five-year, $304 million contract.

Tatum, who entered the league as the third overall selection in the 2017 NBA Draft by the Celtics, maintained his status as one of the best players in the league this past season, averaging 26.9 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 4.9 assists to receive All-NBA honors for the third consecutive year. He also delivered an impressive postseason campaign that saw him put up 25.0 points, 9.7 rebounds, and 6.3 assists per game en route to the NBA title.

The Celtics also locked starting guard Derrick White to a new deal this offseason, signing him to a four-year, $126 million extension. They now have their starting five: Tatum, Brown, White, Jrue Holiday, and Kristaps Porzingis – under contract through at least the 2025-26 season.

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