The Boston Celtics and star ahead Jayson Tatum have agreed to a five-year, $195m (£146.7m) max extension, in response to ESPN.
The deal may reportedly strategy $200m (£150.4m) with All-NBA escalators and can take impact for the 2021-22 season, because the 22-year-old has a 12 months remaining on his rookie contract.
The Celtics chosen Tatum No 3 total within the 2017 draft out of Duke. He broke out in a giant approach through the 2019-20 season, averaging a career-high 23.4 factors per recreation within the coronavirus-shortened season. The mark eclipsed his 2018-19 common by practically eight factors.
Tatum averaged 7.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.4 steals – additionally profession highs – as he was named to his first All-Star staff and to the All-NBA third staff. He led Boston with 189 three-pointers.
He averaged 25.7 factors and 10.0 rebounds per recreation within the postseason, main the Celtics to the Eastern Conference finals the place they misplaced to the Miami Heat in six video games. Tatum performed a mean of 40.6 minutes per recreation in 17 postseason contests.
Tatum is the third participant from the 2017 class to signal a max extension since free company opened on Friday, becoming a member of Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell and Sacramento Kings guard De’Aaron Fox.
Gordon Hayward has agreed a four-year, $120m (£90.3m) deal to hitch the Charlotte Hornets, in response to ESPN.
The monster deal punctuates a busy week for Charlotte, who drafted level guard LaMelo Ball at No 3 total earlier within the week.
The Athletic reported Hayward’s deal is totally assured.
Charlotte are coming off a 23-42 marketing campaign and have missed the playoffs for 4 straight seasons.
Hayward loved a bounce-back season final 12 months, through which he averaged 17.5 factors, 6.7 rebounds and 4.1 assists in 52 video games (all begins) with the Boston Celtics.