Celtics Sign Jayson Tatum, Ante Zizic

The Celtics have formally signed 2017 first-round pick Jayson Tatum and 2016 first-rounder Ante Zizic to their respective rookie deals, the team announced today in a press release. Both players are now under contract with the club through 2020/21.

As our breakdown of this year’s rookie scale salaries shows, Tatum will be in for a nice payday as this year’s third overall pick. He’ll earn $5,645,400 in his rookie season, and more than $30MM over the life of his four-year contract, assuming his third and fourth team options are exercised.

As for Zizic, the Croatian big man will join the Celtics after spending the 2016/17 season stashed overseas. Zizic’s contract will be worth the same amount as that of OG Anunoby, the 23rd overall pick in this year’s draft. He’ll make $1,645,200 in his first year, and about $9.75MM over four years.

With Zizic now officially a Celtic, it remains to be seen if Guerschon Yabusele, the team’s other draft-and-stash prospect from the 2016 first round, will join him in Boston.

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6 thoughts on “Celtics Sign Jayson Tatum, Ante Zizic

  1. gronk

    I’m actually pretty intrigued with this Zizic kid. He apparently exceeded most expectations last year overseas. Would it be asking to much for just one European Celtics success story?

  2. Connorsoxfan

    Awesome! Ante freaking Zizic is going to propel the Celtics to title contention… god he must have equal value to Sabonis and Crowder is cheaper than Dipo and may be better. Why not trade them and march salary for George exactly?

  3. Giants51

    The money that’s thrown around is ridiculous…… no wonder there’s a cap problem in the NBA……

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