On Wednesday, the Boston Celtics offered Jaylen Brown a four-year extension worth $80 million, according to Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes. But it doesn’t appear the deal will get done, at least not at that price.
Shortly after the initial report, Sports Illustrated revealed that Brown believes he could provide a bigger role for the team and is seeking a larger offer.
Last season for the Celtics, Brown averaged 13.0 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game.
The Celtics offer comes days after Brown announced that Jason Glushon was his new agent and would take over contract negotiations. Before he hired Glushon, Brown’s mother along with other advisors were representing him.
Last month, Heavy.com’s Sean Deveney reported that chances are “pretty slim” that Brown signs a long-term deal in the coming month. The Celtics and Brown have until October 21 to come to terms on an extension.
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This afternoon, NBA writer Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson said the “Miami Heat aren’t the only team that have interest in Bradley Beal.” While citing that “there’s a growing belief the Boston Celtics do as well.”
The chatter pointed to Danny Ainge potentially looking to nab Beal by the trade deadline with a potential package of Jaylen Brown, Romeo Langford and Marcus Smart, per Robinson.
Back in July, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Beal will be offered a three-year, $111 million maximum contract extension by the Wizards. General manager Tommy Sheppard told Woj, that “at the very first moment allowed, we are going to offer Brad the full max.”
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Bradley Beal’s Big Decision
Beal’s agent, Mark Bartelstein responded in an interview with ESPN and said Beal will work through everything and has a big decision to make.
“There are moments in a career where there are big decisions to make, and Brad will work through everything and figure out the right thing to do,” Bartelstein told ESPN. “There are nothing but great feelings for Ted [Leonsis], Tommy and Scott [Brooks]. They’ve treated Brad wonderfully.”
According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, a source stated he “would be surprised” If Beal signed the three-year, $111 million extension offer with the Wizards.
“A source close to Beal said he would be surprised if Beal accepts the extension offer by the Oct. 21 deadline and instead expects him to see how things go with the Wizards this season before making any decisions on his future.”
Last month, Beal was a guest on Chris Miller of NBC Sports Washington’s The Wizards Talk podcast.
“Honestly you might slap me, but I haven’t thought about it,” Beal said. “I’m just getting better and letting my agent [Wizards general manager Tommy Sheppard] and everybody else deal with it.
“I just go hoop. Every day I see somebody and they ask, ‘Beal, you leaving?’ and I’m like, ‘I’m still living in D.C., I ain’t going nowhere.'”
Beal and his camp have been dodging questions about his upcoming contract extension. Earlier this week, Beal’s cryptic move led to speculation that he may have interest in joining the Miami Heat after liking the post below on Twitter.
Bradley Beal averaged a career-high 25.6 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 5.0 assists last season for the Wizards.