Jaylen Brown hires agent for contract negotiations

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Boston Celtics guard/forward Jaylen Brown has hired an agent amid contract negotiations with the team.

The deadline extension for a deal to be made is October 21.

It’s up in the air for what Boston does, as their front office has split sides on extending Brown.

The Boston Globe put a new report on Brown and the Celtics:

Forward Jaylen Brown told the Globe Thursday that he has hired agent Jason Glushon to take the lead on contract-extension negotiations with the Celtics.

“It’s just what’s best for me,” Brown said. “I don’t really want to talk about it. I think [talking] is a distraction. But I made my decision and I move on.”

Glushon also represents former Celtics big man Al Horford, who agreed to a four-year, $109 million deal with the 76ers last summer.

Brown averaged 11.2 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 1.3 assists in his first three seasons in Boston.

His low numbers may be the reason why GM Danny Ainge and other execs is holding back on getting a deal, especially with Brown’s numbers decreasing from his sophomore stint.

Brown also didn’t spend an excessive amount on the court, averaging just 25.9 minutes per game last season, down nearly five from the previous year.

The 22-year-old is on his 4-year, $21,404,269 rookie deal and will make a salary of $6,534,829 this upcoming season before becoming a restricted free agent this summer.

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