Jaylen Brown’s contract extension: How much money can the Celtics offer him?
Discovering the implications of the New CBA on Jaylen Brown’s contract extension and the potential offers the Celtics may present.
The NBA and NBA Players Association agreed on a new collective bargaining agreement in April, awaiting ratification from the players and team governors.
The new seven-year agreement, expected to kick off in the 2023-24 season, dramatically impacts the league, specifically for the Boston Celtics and Jaylen Brown.
Under the current CBA, NBA teams can offer players 120% of their previous salary or no more than 120% of the estimated average salary as the starting salary of a new extension.
The Brown-Celtics’ situation
Jaylen Brown’s total of $31.8 million, which he is set to earn in the final year of his current extension, leaves him short of the maximum contract he could require on the open market. And that potentially leaves him with no real incentive to re-sign with Boston ahead of his pending free agency in 2024.
On the bright side, the NBA and players’ association have agreed to shift extension terms starting next summer, allowing the Celtics to offer 140 percent of a veteran’s previous deal in an extension. In that case, the Celtics could offer Brown a full max contract worth $189 million for 30 percent of the salary cap.
That’s a sizable jump from $31.8 million to a four-year, $190 million extension with a first-year salary of $43 million.
Here’s what the differences in deals would potentially look like:
If Brown secures a spot on one of the All-NBA teams, a lot of the drama he and the Celtics are facing would end with that massive contract. Either way, regardless of the voting results for All-NBA, Boston can still offer Brown a regular max contract in an extension this summer.