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Boston Celtics fullback or winger Jaylen Brown is set to sign a historic contract that could make him the highest-paid player in NBA history. After being named to the All-NBA Second Team last season, Brown is set to receive a « supermax » contract extension from the Celtics. According to Boston Globe journalist Adam Himmelsbach, Brown’s proposed deal would be $295 million over 5 years, at just 26 years old.
This type of contract, called “supermax”, is reserved for certain conditions. It can only be offered by the franchise that drafted the player or acquired his rookie contract through a trade. In addition, the player must have at least seven years of experience in the NBA to be eligible for this type of contract. In the case of Jaylen Brown, he has already played seven seasons in the league, all with the Boston Celtics.
If this contract is finalized, Jaylen Brown would become the highest paid player in NBA history, surpassing the impressive amounts of previous contracts. It would reflect his value and talent as a key member of the Celtics and one of the league’s most prolific duos alongside Jayson Tatum.