The Boston Celtics and star ahead Jayson Tatum have agreed to a five-year, $195 million US max extension, ESPN reported Sunday.
The deal may strategy $200 million with All-NBA escalators, per the report. The extension takes 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. Three general within the 2017 draft out of Duke. He broke out in a giant manner this previous season, averaging a career-high 23.Four factors per sport within the COVID-shortened season. The mark eclipsed his 2018-19 common by practically eight factors.
Tatum averaged 7.zero rebounds, 3.zero assists and 1.Four steals — additionally profession highs — as he was named to his first All-Star group and to the All-NBA third group. He led Boston with 189 3-pointers.
Tatum averaged 25.7 factors and 10.zero rebounds per sport 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 median of 40.6 minutes per sport in 17 postseason contests.
Mitchell re-signs with Utah
Donovan Mitchell received the life-changing information Sunday and instantly started celebrating. He ripped off his T-shirt, ran out of the home and leaped into the pool.
And simply as he did in his first three seasons with Utah, he made an enormous splash.
Mitchell is now a max-contract recipient, he and the Jazz agreeing Sunday on a five-year extension that ensures him $163 million — the brand new paydays begin kicking in with the 2021-22 season — and may very well be value $196 million if he reaches the All-NBA stage.
“A dream does not become reality through magic it takes sweat, determination and hard work,” Mitchell wrote on Instagram after sharing a toast with CAA Basketball agent Ty Sullivan and a few relations because the celebration continued.
The Jazz didn’t instantly remark. Typically, groups can not talk about contracts publicly till they’re signed, and it was unclear when Mitchell will put pen to paper to finish the transaction.
Mitchell averaged 20.5 factors as a rookie, then 23.Eight factors in his second season and 24.zero factors final season as a third-year participant who wound up making the All-Star group for the primary time. And although the Jazz misplaced in first spherical of this previous season’s playoffs in a seven-game epic towards Denver — the Nuggets rallied from a 3-1 sequence deficit — Mitchell was dazzling.
He averaged 36.Three factors in that sequence, together with 57 factors — the third-highest scoring complete by any participant in an NBA playoff sport — in Game 1 of the matchup. He adopted that with a 51-point outburst in Game 4, a sport the place he and Denver’s Jamal Murray turned the primary duo with 50-point performances in the identical playoff sport; Murray had 50..
Cauley-Stein returning to Dallas
Willie Cauley-Stein is returning to the Dallas Mavericks on an $8.2 million, two-year contract, an individual with information of the deal instructed The Associated Press on Sunday.
The Mavericks acquired the veteran heart from Golden State earlier than the buying and selling deadline final season, and his impression was minimal earlier than he opted out of the restart following the coronavirus shutdown due to the approaching delivery of his daughter.
Cauley-Stein declined the $2.Three million choice on the two-year deal he signed with the Warriors. His return provides Dallas an alternative choice behind Kristaps Porzingis and Dwight Powell. It’s doable Porzingis and Powell will begin, with Powell probably filling the normal function of the middle. Dallas additionally has Boban Marjanovic in a backup function.
The 27-year-old Cauley-Stein averaged 5.2 factors and 4.6 rebounds in 13 video games for the Mavericks. His profession averages in 5 seasons are 9.6 factors and 6.Three boards.