Jayson Tatum On The verge Of Signing Historic $63 Million Per Year contract

Jayson Tatum might sign a record-breaking contract of $63 million.

Jayson Tatum, the Celtics swingman who won his first NBA title, is about to receive a huge pay rise. According to Brian Windhorst, Tatum will sign a new contract in the coming weeks, which might be for a historic sum.

“The Celtics are all coming back next year, and Jayson Tatum is gonna sign a $315 million extension in the next week or two that’s gonna lock him in alongside Jaylen Brown,” Windhorst stated on the Pat McAfee “They may have to adjust some of those role-players, but Brown and Tatum are locked in, Holiday is locked in, and they’re gonna lock in Derrick White is my assumption over the summer.”

The Celtics created this core from the bottom up, and their efforts paid off this week when they defeated Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks to win the championship. The series lasted five games, and aside from some drama in Game 4, the Celtics dominated throughout. They were the league’s best squad throughout the regular season, and they followed up with an amazing performance.

Jaylen Brown (a three-time All-Star) was voted Finals MVP for his performance in the series, averaging 20.8 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 5.0 assists, but it couldn’t have happened without Tatum, who frequently placed the team on his back to get the job done.

The 2024 playoffs were possibly the best of his career, with 25.2 points, 10.1 rebounds, and 6.2 assists over four series as the Celtics went 16-3. Tatum is considered a veteran in the NBA after six seasons, but he is still young enough to rule the East for many years to come.

The five-time All-Star, who turned 26 in March, has two more years on his current contract at over $71 million. He was scheduled to become a free agent in 2025 if he chose to opt out of his final year for $37 million. Soon, he’ll be on a separate deal that will pay him a record $63 million per year for the following five seasons.

Many detractors have questioned whether Tatum deserved this kind of money, but there is no doubt that he has earned a significant rise after finally breaking through and winning the franchise’s first title in 16 years.

Because of the NBA’s new rules, Tatum and the Celtics may start talks on a new contract right away, and the league expects an announcement soon after the title parade on Friday. By many accounts, the Celtics’ run is only beginning, and if teams in the East want to catch up, they must begin planning now so that they can make some moves and add some star power to challenge the freshly crowned champions.

Regardless, Jayson Tatum is here to stay, and as long as he’s healthy and plays like a star, the Celtics will remain a threat in the East. And as long as he keeps winning championships, the front office will be willing to spend whatever it takes to keep him happy and loyal to the team.

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