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Jayson Tatum agrees to largest contract in NBA history with Celtics

Jayson Tatum has made history by agreeing to a five-year, $314 million supermax extension with the Boston Celtics, marking the largest contract in NBA history. This landmark deal includes a player option and a trade kicker, solidifying Tatum’s place as the cornerstone of the Celtics franchise through 2029.

Breaking the news, sources confirmed that the contract extension ensures Tatum’s continued presence in Boston, where he has become a pivotal player since being drafted with the 3rd overall pick in 2017. Alongside Tatum, the Celtics have also secured long-term commitments from their other key players: Jaylen Brown and Derrick White signed through 2028, Jrue Holiday through 2027 and Kristaps Porzingis through 2025.

The duo of Tatum and Brown now holds the two largest contracts in NBA history, with Brown signing a five-year, $304 million deal last summer. With Tatum’s extension, the Celtics have locked in a young and talented core, ensuring stability and competitiveness for the foreseeable future. Fans can look forward to seeing Tatum and Brown continue to lead the team, supported by a strong roster that includes Derrick White, Jrue Holiday, and Kristaps Porzingis.