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Jaylen Brown is eligible for a “Supermax” contract this offseason from the Boston Celtics. However, Felger doesn’t think that he is going to get supermax money from the Celtics in the summer of 2023.

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  • Felger doesn't think Brown gets Supermax money in Boston

    Felger: I’m here to tell you Jaylen Brown is not getting supermax money here. That’s what I’ve, that’s my opinion.

    Mazz: Your opinion or you’ve heard?

    Felger: Oh, I don’t hear anything from anyone.

    Jim Murray: Well, we’ve seen you in those fancy seats near Wyc.

    Felger: Not the case. No, I did not hear this from anyone. He’s not worth supermax money!

    Jim Murray: Well, I would agree with that.

    Felger: He’s not a $295 million ballplayer. $60 million a year? He becomes the highest paid player in the history of the league when they do that. And I understand that’s timing. So I understand like that may last a week. But when he is signed, he’s going to be the highest paid player in the history of the league at $295 million. They’re not giving that to him. No, he’s not going to get it. That’s what I think. I don’t think he’s worth it. I don’t think they want to give it to him. I don’t think they’re going to give it to him.So they can offer him to $295 million, that’s a number, right? Five years $295 million, right? If he signs somewhere else, what is it? $215 million? It’s something like that. I’ve been told there’s like an $80 million difference. So just for the point of this conversation, let’s say the most he can sign somewhere else is $215 million, you can offer him to $295 million. You don’t have to offer him $295 million. You can just offer a more than $215 million. So the negotiation is going to be somewhere between $215 million, again if that’s the number, I’m just picking that, somewhere between $215 million and $295 million. And the Celts are going to offer him less than $295 million. And if he wants to take it, he takes it. If not, then we’re talking about a trade or something like that, even if it’s pennies on the dollar because we’re not going to lose them for nothing. And that’s what I think. And I think game 7 is going to weigh heavily. Plus a little bit of the way he’s carried himself, which I don’t think has been the best teammate. I don’t think Jaylen Brown has been particularly supportive of the organization. I don’t think he’s been particularly supportive of the city and whether he’s justified or not we can debate that. But I don’t think he’s been supportive of the organization or the city. He has carped about the way he’s been treated by the media, the fans, the team. And then he had the chance to sort of live up to all of it and fell flat on his face. And I think in the wake of that, the team is going to look at that and go, “No. No. Love, you mean it, but we can’t give you $295 million”. What they’re going to hide behind is, “if we give you $295 million and Jayson Tatum $295 million or $315 million, whatever he’s eligible for, that’s going to be 70% of our taxable dollars and we can’t build a team around you. So you’re going to have to take less”. And that’s how they’re going to present it to him because we can’t put the pieces around you unless you take less. The truth is going to be you’re not worth it. And coming off of that, how can we possibly, with a straight face offer you the richest contract in the history of the league, when you had a chance to deliver us and you didn’t. And so I don’t think he’s going to get it. I don’t think he should get it. That’s my thought.

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