Author of a beautiful last campaign, Jayson Tatum has an interest in doing as well from the fall. It must be said that a very, very large sum will then be at stake for him… With nearly 300 million dollars to be collected, we imagine that he will give everything.
After the disappointment of having lost in the Finals against the Warriors, there is still something to be extremely satisfied about 2021-22, for Jayson Tatum. The winger was able to lead the Celtics to the last stage of the competition, dropping some very big performances in the playoffs to allow his people to go so far. All after having signed a superb regular campaign from a statistical point of view, with nearly 27 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists on average.
Unsurprisingly, all these exploits were rewarded, the No. 0 being retained among the All-NBA Teams at the end of the exercise. However, the former protege of Kobe Bryant will have every reason in the world to do it again, in 2022-23. Indeed, if he manages to be selected once again in one of the three teams, his next contract extension would become even more voluminous than expected. Bobby Marks, finance expert for ESPN revealed the monstrous amount he could earn:
Jayson Tatum on the trail of a monster contract
REPORT: If Jayson Tatum makes the 2023 All-NBA team he would become eligible to sign a 5-year, $298M supermax extension during the 2024 offseason.
— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) August 3, 2022
Jayson Tatum had the honor of an All-NBA selection in 2021-22 and will become supermax eligible if he becomes a member of the All-NBA Teams again in 2022-23. However, Tatum will have to wait until the 2024 offseason to sign a five-year, $298 million extension. He is ineligible for the next offseason because he is still a year away from fulfilling the criteria for years within the league.
It will therefore be necessary to wait a little longer for JT before receiving this delirious jackpot, but the amount at stake is well worth it. Given his current level of play, he should fill his end of the bargain without too much trouble, barring some disaster. He is also not the only member of Bean Town to be in a situation of this kind. Third choice of his draft like his friend, Jaylen Brown could also get a titanic check:
Beginning Oct. 1 and lasting until the last day before the start of the regular season, Brown can sign a three-year, $119.5 million extension. However, that’s $123m less than he could earn on a five-year contract with the Celtics while waiting to become a free agent in 2024 – and $63m less than he would get in four. years with another team. If Brown doesn’t sign an extension and is named All-NBA in 2023 or 2024, he could sign a five-year, $283 million contract with the Celtics.
Jayson Tatum could well become one of the richest players in the league within a few months, just like Jaylen Brown. It remains to be seen how the Celtics will manage to spin them the jackpot, while having to build a team around them.