The Boston Celtics have until Monday to offer Jaylen Brown a contract extension. And they're working hard to make it happen.
That's according to Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge, who said Thursday on 98.5 The Sports Hub's "Toucher & Rich" that negotiations with Brown are "going well."
Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes reported Wednesday that Boston had offered Brown a four-year, $80 million extension that the 22-year-old didn't accept as he holds out for more money.
Ainge called that report "not accurate" but confirmed the team has made several offers to Brown, who recently hired a new agent.
"We are working to come to some result by Monday as our deadline, and the negotiations have gone well," Ainge said. "It's just not an accurate report, that's all.
"We've given him numerous offers. We've been negotiating for a little while. So, that's all."
If the Celtics can't extend Brown by Monday, he'll become a restricted free agent following the season and could seek close to a maximum contract in a relatively weak free agent class.
Ainge said neither the Celtics nor Brown are losing much sleep over his future, though.
"Jaylen doesn't seem to be too stressed about it," Ainge added. "He seems to be good and playing well and in good spirits and working hard.
"It's hard not to think about it at all. I think every player would. But I think that we're in a good place, and we'll see what happens over these next few days."
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