Duke basketball player Jayson Tatum received a significant salary from the Boston Celtics.
Most people dream of a White Christmas, but former basketball player Duke Jayson tatum will have a green Christmas.
Tatum will remain in Boston as one of the Celtics’ best players and one of the NBA’s best young players. The All-Star has been awarded a max rookie contract for five years worth up to $ 195 million, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Entering his fourth season in the NBA, making the Eastern Conference Finals twice, Tatum has seen his numbers improve in each of his first three seasons, ending with a 2019-20 all-star appearance and selection. All-NBA.
Despite a regular season stoppage, Tatum averaged 23.4 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.4 steals per game for the career-high Celtics, all while shooting 45 , 0% in the field and 40.3% at 3 points.
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The former Blue Devil was then the catalyst for Boston to reach Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Miami Heat inside the NBA Bubble, and he set several playoff records for the Celtics in the process.
ESPN reported that the maximum designated rookie contract of $ 163 million could reach nearly $ 200 million with All-NBA selections in the years following Tatum’s contact.
There are also incentives in the contract that could increase its value, as Jayson Tatum would receive the maximum of 30% which would increase the value of the contract to $ 195 million, only if he is selected in the first, second or third. team. -NBA in the 2020-21 season, according to ESPN’s Wojnarowski.
Tatum will also have a player option in the contract, which he could opt out of for another max, or super max, deal with Boston.
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With such a young team, Celtics general manager Danny Ainge knows it’s time to lock up the players, and Gordon Hayward has done the team a favor, leaving millions in Boston to use in free agency.
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It’s still unclear how far Jayson Tatum will ultimately be in the NBA, but if the 22-year-old continues on this path, he will end up being in the discussion as the best basketball player in the world.