Report: Celtics sign Jaylen Brown to four-year, $115 million extension

<a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="/nba/players/5602/" data-ylk="slk:Jaylen Brown">Jaylen Brown</a> is sticking with Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
Jaylen Brown is sticking with Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

The Boston Celtics are locking up Jaylen Brown for the long term. Brown reportedly agreed to a four-year, $115 million extension with the team Monday, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

The deal is surprising considering Brown, 22, is coming off a disappointing season. After making the All-Rookie team during the 2016-17 season, Brown showed growth in his second year, averaging 14.5 points and 4.9 rebounds per game. Those figures fell to 13 points and 4.2 rebounds per game last season.

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On top of that, the Celtics haven’t been eager to sign players on rookie contracts to extensions lately. Brown is the first Celtics player since Rajon Rondo to receive a rookie extension.

With the move, the Celtics are betting on Brown bouncing back after a tough third season. Despite being in the league for three years, Brown is still young, and has plenty of room to grow as a player.

Getting back to his sophomore numbers would be a step in the right direction. With this deal, however, the Celtics are making it clear they expect more from Brown moving forward.

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Chris Cwik is a writer for Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at christophercwik@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @Chris_Cwik

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