According to an AP source, Jayson Tatum has agreed to a supermax extension worth $314 million over five years

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Jayson Tatum celebrates after the win

Jayson Tatum has joined the NBA’s elite earners with a new contract extension exceeding $300 million.

The Boston Celtics star has agreed to a five-year deal worth $314 million, ensuring he remains with the team that won the NBA championship, according to a source familiar with the matter who spoke to The Associated Press on Monday.

Starting from the 2025-26 season, the extension will keep the five-time All-Star in Boston from the 2029-30 season. The agreement, which has not been officially announced and was first reported by The Athletic and ESPN, will make Tatum’s supermax deal the largest in NBA history, surpassing the record set by his teammate Jaylen Brown last year.

During the past season, Tatum averaged 26.9 points, 8.1 rebounds, and 4.9 assists per game, shooting 47% from the field.

Tatum celebrates with the trophy

His impressive performance earned him All-NBA first-team honors for the third consecutive year. In the playoffs, Tatum’s numbers rose to 25 points, 9.7 rebounds, and 6.3 assists per game, with standout performances including 31 points in the championship-clinching Game 5 against the Dallas Mavericks.

This summer, Tatum will compete with the U.S. men’s basketball team, seeking to add to his achievements after winning gold at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.

The announcement of Tatum’s extension coincided with reports that Celtics starter Derrick White also agreed to a four-year, $126 million extension. With these deals, all five of Boston’s starters – Tatum, Brown, White, Jrue Holiday, and Kristaps Porzingis – are now under contract at least until the 2025-26 season.


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