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Jaylen Brown, Celtics agree to 4-year, $115 million extension

Jaylen Brown, Celtics agree to 4-year, $115 million extension

UPDATE (3:52 p.m. ET) Jaylen Brown and the Boston Celtics have resolved their differences.

Brown has agreed to a four-year, $115 million contract extension with the Boston Celtics hours before Monday's deadline, the team announced.

The $28.75 million-per-year deal will keep Brown in Boston through 2024 and makes him the third-highest-paid Celtic behind Kemba Walker and Gordon Hayward.

Brown is the first Celtics player to earn an extension off his rookie deal since Rajon Rondo in 2009.

ORIGINAL STORY: Jaylen Brown and the Boston Celtics are at an impasse, it appears.

There's "no final resolution" between Brown and the Celtics on a possible contract extension ahead of Monday's 5 p.m. ET deadline, The Boston Globe's Adam Himmelsbach reported Monday afternoon.

Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge confirmed last week the team has made several extension offers to Brown, who is entering the final year of his rookie deal.

Brown reportedly rebuffed a four-year, $80 million offer from Boston recently while holding out for a richer deal.

The 22-year-old took a step back last season, averaging 13.0 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game after a strong sophomore campaign.

Several members of Brown's 2016 NBA Draft class, meanwhile, recently have agreed to lucrative extensions -- most recently Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield, who reportedly inked a four-year, $86 million deal worth up to $106 million with incentives.

If Brown and the Celtics can't come to terms before 5 p.m. ET, he'll become a restricted free agent in a 2020 offseason that features a relatively weak free agent class.

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The Enes Kanter Show: Awesome story about Kevin Garnett's Celtics arrival

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The Enes Kanter Show: Awesome story about Kevin Garnett's Celtics arrival

Everyone has a great Kevin Garnett story. And Enes Kanter's pretty much sums up how intensely committed KG was to winning.

The Boston Celtics forward recently ran into Garnett in Boston at the regional premiere of "Uncut Gems," a new movie Garnett stars in with Adam Sandler.

According to Kanter, Celtics lead owner Wyc Grousbeck also was at the premiere and told Kanter of the first time Garnett walked into TD Garden after being traded from the Minnesota Timberwolves to the Celtics in the summer of 2007.

Here's Kanter with NBC Sports Boston's Chris Forsberg on the latest episode of "The Enes Kanter Show:"

(Grousbeck) told me a story. He said, "When KG came to the Celtics, he stopped and looked at every (championship) banner for 30 minutes. For 30 minutes. And he studied (them). ... Before he came (to Boston), we had 16 banners. So, that's 30 minutes for every banner. And it's like, 'How do you spend that much (time)?' 

As Forsberg pointed out, that's essentially eight hours of Garnett staring at the TD Garden rafters and soaking in the franchise's rich history.

That may have been some hyperbole on Grousbeck's part, but if anyone would be that maniacally focused on success, it's the uber-competitive Garnett.

"Anybody else, I would be like, 'That's an exaggerated tale,' " Forsberg said, "but I can actually believe that with KG."

Garnett's commitment to winning paid off instantly, as the Celtics raised banner No. 17 to the rafters in his first season with the team in 2007-08.

Kanter and Forsberg also discussed what makes Garnett such a great trash talker, how his current minutes situation differs from his time with the New York Knicks, what the Celtics' chemistry is like on this team and much more.

Hear more from Kanter and Forsberg on Episode 5 of "The Enes Kanter Show," which drops every Wednesday on YouTube and the NBC Sports Boston podcast network.

 

Don't miss NBC Sports Boston's coverage of Celtics-Pacers, which tips off Wednesday at 6 p.m. with Celtics Pregame Live, and then Mike & Scal have the call at 7 p.m. You can also stream the game on the MyTeams App.

Celtics Talk Podcast: How will ex-Celtics' big man Al Horford be received in return to Boston with 76ers?

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Celtics Talk Podcast: How will ex-Celtics' big man Al Horford be received in return to Boston with 76ers?

Al Horford makes his return to TD Garden Thursday night in a Philadelphia 76ers uniform. How will the former Celtics big man be received now that's he joined one of Boston's key rivals in the East?

That's just one of the many storylines ahead of Philly's first game in Boston and the first meeting for the teams since the Sixers easily defeated the Celtics back on opening night in late October. 

Kyle Draper and Chris Forsberg talk about it in the latest episode of the Celtics Talk Podcast. 

"It should be all love," said Draper, "but let's keep it real: The way Horford went about it, some people aren't happy about it. It sounds like him and the Sixers had some kind agreement before you're allowed to actually talk. I get the sense that they [the Celtics] were caught off guard a little bit."

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Earlier in the podcast, Forsberg is joined by Sixers reporter Serena Winters from NBC Sports Philly to talk about all things 76ers, including Ben Simmons, Horford's veteran influence on the team and where Boston and Philadelphia are now as compared to the opener. 

Don't miss NBC Sports Boston's coverage of Celtics-Pacers, which tips off Wednesday at 6 p.m. with Celtics Pregame Live, and then Mike & Scal have the call at 7 p.m. You can also stream the game on the MyTeams App.