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Report: Celtics Reached Out to Jaylen Brown to Discuss Extension

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Jaylen Brown is part of a very small pool of NBA players that operates without an agent. He signed his rookie deal without one in 2016, a move that makes plenty of sense given the fact that his deal for the No. 3 draft slot is based on a set scale, meaning there is essentially no negotiation involved.

That reality changes though this fall, as Brown is eligible to agree to a contract extension with Boston ahead of an October 21st deadline. A trio of notable first-round picks have already agreed to terms on a long-term pact with Ben Simmons and Jamal Murray (five-year max) setting the market and Caris LeVert (three years, $52 million) signing a more modest extension with the Brooklyn Nets.

The Celtics have a lengthy track record (10 years) of not coming to terms on an extension with their first-round picks, and that’s a reality that Brown is very much aware of as he begins negotiations with Danny Ainge and company. Brown confirmed to BSJ that the Celtics have reached out recently to begin discussions.

Source: Brian Robb of The Boston Sports Journal

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Report: Bradley Beal, Wizards Agree to Two-Year Extension

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In a commitment carrying leaguewide ramifications, Washington Wizards All-Star guard Bradley Beal has agreed to extend his deal for two years on a $72 million maximum contract, agent Mark Bartelstein of Priority Sports told ESPN on Thursday morning.

Beal’s extension, which will begin with the 2021-22 season, includes a player option for 2022-23 that keeps him out of free agency for three more seasons and guarantees him nearly $130 million over four years.

Assuming that Beal, 26, declines his player option upon reaching 10 years of service in 2022 to re-sign with Washington, he would be eligible to sign the largest contract in NBA history: five years for $266 million.

To leave Washington in three years, Beal could sign a four-year, $198 million deal with a new team.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

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Sources: Pistons ‘very open’ to Trading Langston Galloway

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Two league sources tell the Free Press the Pistons are very open to moving [Langston] Galloway, which isn’t surprising. The Pistons have engaged teams on Galloway for months, but his price tag (one year, $7.3 million) remains a challenging roadblock.

Source: Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press

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Report: Ante Zizic Out Four Weeks with Plantar Fasciitis in Left Foot

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Cleveland Cavaliers center Ante Zizic will be sidelined for approximately four (4) weeks after missing all four preseason games with discomfort and soreness in his left foot. Imaging at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health and evaluation by the Cavaliers medical staff revealed Zizic is experiencing plantar fasciitis in his left foot. Zizic will now undergo a period of treatment and rehabilitation and his return to play will be updated as appropriate.

Source: Cleveland Cavaliers

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