Jayson Tatum, it would appear according to reports, will be remaining with the Boston Celtics for the foreseeable future. And he’ll be doing so as a very, very rich man as well, with a five-year extension being added to his current deal that is said to be worth in the region of $195 million.
The former #3 Draft pick is slated to receive $163 as guaranteed money, but it he makes the All-NBA team it could rise to the figure mentioned above. He comes off a season in which he averaged more points, assists, rebounds, and steals than he ever has, so he certainly has earned a big deal. Coupled with the loss of Gordon Hayward and signing both Tristan Thompson and Jeff Teague, you could say that the C’s have had an extremely busy and productive last couple of days.