By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com
BOSTON, Mass. — The Celtics are negotiating a potential extension with Jaylen Brown, but Danny Ainge doesn’t necessarily agree with how it’s being reported.
The Celtics president of basketball ops joined 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher & Rich for the first time of the 2019 season on Thursday, and was asked about the reports that the Celtics offered Brown a four-year, $80 million extension.
Ainge didn’t find the report accurate, perhaps because it sounds like the C’s only made the one offer. Ainge says, in actuality, there’s been more than one deal on the table and the negotiations are ongoing.
“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.”
Ainge added that Brown doesn’t seem stressed about the situation. It would be normal for players to think about their contracts when their focus should be on getting ready for the season. But Ainge believes the two sides are “in a good place” with the season opener six days away.
You can listen to Toucher & Rich’s full interview with Ainge below, starting at the beginning of the podcast.
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