Jaylen Brown contract negotiations: A more in-depth have a look at the NBPA occasion holding up talks


The Celtics reportedly can provide Brown as much as $304 million over the following 5 years.

Jaylen Brown
Jaylen Brown seems to be in Spain, which is the maintain up on his contract negotiations. Photograph by Ethan Miller/Getty Photographs for Fanatics

Because the summer season drags on and Jaylen Brown stays with out a contract extension, the standing of his negotiations with the Celtics turns into more and more fascinating.

For now, talks are reportedly on maintain as Brown is abroad taking part in an occasion with the NBPA, in accordance with ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The timing is a bit odd — what wouldn’t it take to tug you away from negotiations that might lead to a contract value greater than $300 million? And why can’t Brown’s agent, the extremely skilled Jason Glushon, simply deal with the negotiations in his absence?

Nonetheless, Brown is a vp of the NBPA and an enthusiastic traveler. So in lieu of recent updates on his negotiations — the same old refrain of “every thing is okay, no worries” continues to emanate from the Celtics courtesy of plugged-in reporters — it is likely to be fascinating to look at the occasion that has pulled him away from the negotiating desk.

Per his Instagram, Brown seems to be taking part in an occasion referred to as The Sanctuary.

The Sanctuary takes place in Andalusia, Spain, and boasts a fairly spectacular assortment of providers for the gamers who attend. The Sanctuary runs from July 17-22. In different phrases, don’t anticipate updates on Brown’s contract state of affairs till subsequent week on the absolute earliest.

That’s the place we finish our concrete evaluation of Brown’s contract negotiations. For anybody who, like us, is enthusiastic about what the NBPA provides gamers who need to take part in a “efficiency retreat,” learn on.

Courtesy of the NBPA’s web site, The Sanctuary is in its second season. Final 12 months, on the inaugural occasion, 14 gamers from 11 NBA groups took half, together with Brown, Knicks guard Immanuel Quickley, Kings massive man Domantas Sabonis, and Warriors ahead Jonathan Kuminga. A blurb from Thunder ahead Davis Bertans on the NBPA web site notes that members get “good meals, good climate, and the prospect to play 5-on-5 with gamers you normally see through the season. It’s actually enjoyable.”

Gamers have 24/7 entry to amenities the place they will scrimmage and work on their video games. The Sanctuary additionally claims to supply “progress alternatives” for gamers globally (presumably, this implies gamers have alternatives to seek out worldwide sponsorship offers).

The NBPA web site additionally advertises:

  • Personal transfers to and from the airport in addition to to dinners, events, and golf programs
  • Yacht leases
  • Backstage entry to native live shows
  • Final-minute bookings at native eating places
  • Organized sightseeing journeys
  • And naturally, day by day content material for social media channels as a result of no journey (and no offseason basketball exercise) is full until it’s documented with lovely lighting and framing for Instagram.

As well as, the NBPA advertises a “Efficiency Summit” that takes place together with The Sanctuary the place “a formidable lineup of business specialists, innovators, and athletes” take part in panels equivalent to “Similarities between Entrepreneurship and Skilled Sports activities” and “Revolutionizing Athlete Efficiency with AI.”

In his position as a VP of the NBPA, Brown seemingly has a dedication to The Sanctuary that required him to journey and attempt to increase participation. Nonetheless, in case you are being pulled away from negotiating the richest contract in NBA historical past, you possibly can do quite a bit worse than per week of exercises, eating places, sightseeing, and golf in Spain.