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Celtics with 195 million «tie» to Jayson Tatum

Celtics with 195 million «tie» to Jayson Tatum

The Boston Celtics secured their future by giving power forward Jayson Tatum the maximum contract extension for five seasons and a salary that may exceed $ 195 million on Sunday.

The deal will go into effect for the 2021-2022 season, once Tatum’s rookie contract expires, and the player will have the option of the final year (2025-2026).

Tatum, 22, became an All-Star during his third season in Boston after he posted top professional averages with 23.4 points; 7.0 rebounds; 3.0 assists; 1.4 steals and 0.9 blocks in 66 games for the Celtics during the regular season.

In addition to reaching 45 percent accuracy in field goals, 40.3 from triples and 81.2 from the personnel line.

Along with his 2020 All-Star teammate, point guard Kemba Walker, and young guard Jaylen Brown, Tatum led the Celtics to their second Eastern Conference Finals appearance as team leader for the 2019 season. -twenty.

But his leadership was not enough to avoid a surprise elimination against the Miami Heat who were the ones who played the NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers.

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According to the economic terms included in the contract extension, released by Bobby Marks of the ESPN network, Tatum’s starting salary will be worth at least 25% of the 2021/22 salary cap.

If you rejoin an All-NBA team in 2021, your contract will start at 30% of next year’s cap. Based on a 3% cap increase, Tatum’s first-year salary will range from approximately $ 28.1 million to $ 33.7 million.

If Tatum, like Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, who has also received a five-season contract extension, qualify for the full 30% extension by making any of the three All-NBA teams next season, either player would earn the highest salary with a rookie contract extension in NBA history.

The Philadelphia Sixers have Canadian All-Star point guard Ben Simmons with the current record of $ 177.2 million.

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Kings point guard De’Aaron Fox could also earn the maximum 30% on his new contract, though he will have to earn NBA First Team honors to do so, under the terms of his own extension.

Among this year’s players eligible for rookie contract extensions, Tatum, Mitchell and Fox are the only three who have agreed to terms so far.

With Brown’s own extension (for $ 103 million in guaranteed money plus an additional $ 12 million in potential incentives) secured through the 2023/24 season, the Celtics have the long-term guaranteed youth core.

The cancellation of veteran forward Gordon Hayward a year earlier has helped ease the Celtics’ salary cap immediately.

Hayward opted out of the final year of his contract with Boston to sign a four-year, $ 120 million deal with the Charlotte Hornets yesterday.

In terms of immediate staffing, Boston will be able to avoid the luxury tax this season thanks to Hayward’s departure.

The team can also update its roster using its $ 3.6 million biannual waiver, along with business waivers acquired through the trades of Vincent Poirier and Turkish Swiss center Enes Kanter.

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Brown, Walker and Tatum will be under contract together for the next two seasons. Walker has a player option of $ 37.7 million for the 2022-23 season, when he will be 33 years old.

Hardcore point guard-guard Marcus Smart has the team’s next-largest contract and is owed $ 27.8 million through the 2021-2022 season.

The Celtics, yesterday, Saturday, also got center Tristan Thompson, signing him for two years (until the 2021-2022 season) with a complete exception of the team’s mid-level that will allow him to earn 19 million dollars.

The Boston team also guaranteed the contracts of the starting center, German Daniel Theis, and reserve forward Semi Ojeleye. Theis may be getting a raise when he enters unrestricted free agency in the summer of 2021. EFE (HN).

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