Celtics Seem Likely to Extend Jaylen Brown Contract

The Celtics’ season ended one game shy of reaching the Finals for the second straight year, but it seems they don’t believe there’s any reason for a major shakeup.Jaylen Brown

Per Brian Windhorst of ESPN, the Celtics and guard/forward Jaylen Brown will likely agree to a contract extension, for which Brown is eligible this summer.

“In talking to people on both sides, I think there’s a very good chance they’re gonna find ground on that,” Windhorst said on The Hoop Collective podcast.

Windhorst also said he would be “stunned” if Brown and fellow standout wing Jayson Tatum played their final game together as Celtics.

Brown, Tatum and the Celtics reached the Finals in 2022, then lost at home to the Heat in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals this year. Brown took plenty of flak from fans for shooting just 8-of-23 from the field and committing eight turnovers in a closeout game. But again, there truly is no reason for the Celtics to gut the roster.

Many across the league believe Boston remains a title contender and only needs to fill in around the edges of the roster. Plus, the Celtics may not get back equal value in a Brown deal, some have said.

So by all accounts, Brown and Tatum will return for another run, with the Celtics again trying to fill in the best they can around their two stars.

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