Jayson Tatum agrees to 5-year, $195 million extension with Celtics
All-Star swingman Jayson Tatum has agreed to a rookie max extension, cementing the All-Star forward's future in Boston.
From NBA Twitter reports
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) November 25, 2020
Tatum was a first-time All-Star last season, averaging 23.4 points on 45% shooting (40% on 3s) while grabbing 7.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game.
He led the Celtics in 3-point efficiency, hitting a team-best 189 3-pointers and ranked first in the league in pull-up 3-pointers, making 124 of 307 (40.3%). His All-Star designation at 21 years and 333 days old made him the second-youngest player in Celtics history to make an All-Star team (trailing only Antoine Walker at 21 years, 180 days back in the 1997-98 season).
He was hot in February, averaging 30.7 ppg, 7.9 rpg, 3.2 apg, 1.2 spg and 1.3 bpg to collect Eastern Conference Player of the Month honors. In the 2020 playoffs, Tatum upped his statistics (25.7 ppg, 10 rpg, 5 apg, 1 spg and 1.2 bpg), leading the team in scoring, rebounding and shot-blocking. The Celtics reached the Eastern Conference finals, but lost 4-2 to the Miami Heat.