Jayson Tatum is not going anyplace.
The 22-year-old signed a five-year, $195 million designated rookie max extension with the Boston Celtics on Sunday, in accordance with ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
The signing would not come as a shock. Tatum, who was chosen to the All-NBA Third Group final season, is among the greatest gamers from the 2017 draft class.
Tatum set profession highs in factors, rebounds and assists per recreation final season, averaging 23.4 factors, seven rebounds and three assists whereas taking pictures 45 p.c from the sector and 40.3 p.c from deep. These spectacular numbers helped him earn an All-Star choice for the primary time in his profession.
Utah Jazz All-Star Donovan Mitchell, who additionally was chosen within the first spherical of the 2017 draft, put pen to paper on a delegated rookie max extension on Sunday, too.
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