Jaylen Brown reportedly won't take Celtics' extension offer

Jaylen Brown reportedly won't take Celtics' extension offer

The Celtics made the right decision, but it looks like Jaylen Brown is going to bet on himself.

Boston has offered Brown a contract extension, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports — after there’d been speculation the C’s wouldn’t offer such a deal. The offer is good for four years to the tune of $80 million.

If Brown were to take the offer, his average annual value ($20 million) would surpass Nets guard Caris LeVert ($17.5 million) but put him well below Jamal Murray ($33.9 million), both of which were selected after the Celtics wing in the 2016 NBA Draft.

But Brown isn’t settling.

According to Haynes, Brown is “pursuing a bigger offer,” because he believes he can take the next step as a player.

The Celtics did their due diligence. If Brown develops like he expects to, Boston benefit. If he doesn’t, the Celtics still come out in a decent spot — because they’ll have avoided an extension with a player who wasn’t necessarily worth the investment.

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Source: GreenStreet Blog

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