Jaylen Brown, Domantas Sabonis Receive Extensions Prior to Season
Shortly after Pascal Siakam received his maximum extension, a couple additional players from the 2016 NBA Draft got their money too.
With the NBA preparing to bring in the new regular season, the Boston Celtics agreed to a four-year, $115-million extension with athletic swingman Jaylen Brown, while the Indiana Pacers locked up Domantas Sabonis with a four-year, $74.9-million deal after a turbulant few days.
The Pacers extension especially comes as a surprise as only a couple of days ago, both sides were reportedly “far apart” from an extension. Moreover, Sabonis was very displeased with how the organization was handling his situation, stating that he now “know[s] exactly how the Pacers feel about [him] now [and] there’s not much more to say. [he’ll] let my agents do the rest of it.”
Seems like the agents got straight to work as both sides now appear to be on the same page.
Meanwhile, the Celtics doubled down on Brown, providing him a contract extension far greater than the initial offer of four-years, $80-million. In what will be an incredibly interesting season for the Celtics after moving on from Al Horford and Kyrie Irving, Boston will expect a big season from Brown.
Buddy Hield has been another name from the same draft that has been in contract extension talks, but it appears that he and the Sacramento Kings were unable to agree to a deal prior to the October 21 deadline. The Kings guard will be a restricted free agent following this season.