The Boston Celtics have signed guard Payton Pritchard to a contract extension.
Pritchard’s deal is reportedly a 4-year, $30 million extension.
“Along with his nice talent, Payton brings toughness, resiliency, and diligence that collectively elevate the room,” mentioned Brad Stevens, Celtics President of Basketball Operations. “We’re excited that he selected to increase with the Celtics and look ahead to what’s forward.”
Pritchard has performed in 185 video games (9 begins) for the Celtics, averaging 15.7 minutes per recreation, 6.6 factors, 2.1 rebounds, and 1.7 assists. He has a profession area purpose proportion of 43.0 p.c and a three-point proportion of 40.0 p.c. In every of his three seasons with the crew, the West Linn, Oregon native has helped the Celtics get to the playoffs.
When Pritchard recorded a triple-double with at the very least 30 factors in opposition to Atlanta on April 9 of final 12 months, he turned the ninth participant within the crew’s historical past to take action. He completed with a career-high 30 factors (10-21 FG, 9-16 3FG), 14 rebounds, and 11 assists. Pritchard is one in every of solely two NBA gamers, together with James Harden, to have made at the very least 9 three-pointers whereas additionally tallying a triple-double.
Pritchard performed 4 years of collegiate basketball on the College of Oregon earlier than being chosen by the Boston Celtics with the twenty sixth general selection within the 2020 NBA Draft. He was named the Bob Cousy Level Guard of the 12 months, making him the primary participant in Oregon historical past and the second in Pac-12 historical past to obtain the distinction.