With Jaylen Brown’s 4-year, $115 million contract extension, the Boston Celtics are now presented with numerous aftereffects from this long-term decision.
With the decision by the Boston Celtics to extend Jaylen Brown for four more years, Danny Ainge appears set on keeping this current core intact for the foreseeable future. Throughout his 3-year professional career, the 22-year-old has accumulated averages of 11.2 points, four rebounds and over an assist per game while shooting 46% from the field and 37% from deep.
While some may view his $115 million extension as a bit of an overpay, Ainge believes he’s seen enough from the young wing to warrant such a high salary number. Now that the deed has been done, there will be plenty to unpack with regards to what is next.
In terms of the salary cap, the Boston Celtics are officially out of the running for any free agents in the summer of 2020. Brown’s annual $29 million figure takes up over a quarter of the salary cap, and unless they move him, it seems that Boston is locking itself into the Team USA quartet with Kemba Walker and Marcus Smart already signed, and Jayson Tatum now essentially penciled in for a similar extension next summer.
The on-court product will obviously be affected as well. Will Brown warrant more responsibilities offensively now that he holds one of the team’s highest salaries? Is he locked in as the starter given the fact that he now makes more than double the annual value of Smart, who usurped him in the starting lineup last season?
No matter how one feels about this matter, the fact remains: many questions linger on the horizon heading the 2019-20 regular season. The Houdini is here to unpack it all on this glorious opening day. Read on to find out 3 potential side effects of the Jaylen Brown extension…