In the Eastern Conference, the Boston Celtics kept with their young core that has kept them in the playoff conversation, signing Jaylen Brown to a four-year extension. The 22-year-old, who was drafted in 2016, will make $115 million with this new deal. This is the first deal Danny Ainge has made for someone he has drafted since he locked in point guard Rajon Rondo. Brown was the third overall pick out of California, and has averaged 11.2 points per game in three NBA seasons. He has stepped up in two playoff appearances, averaging 13.9 points last year, and 18 points per game in 18 playoff games in the 2017-2018 season.
A common foe for the Indiana Pacers in the playoffs are the Indiana Pacers, who locked in Domantas Sabonis with a four-year, $77 million contract extension on Monday. With incentives, Sabonis could make up to $85 million, as the 23-year-old has stepped up his game since coming over from the Oklahoma City Thunder. He was drafted in 2016 and now joins teammate Myles Turner as key stars that the Pacers have targeted to keep since losing Paul George, which was the deal that Sabonis came over in. The 2018-2019 season was the best for Sabonis, as he posted 14.1 points and 9.3 rebounds per game, shooting 59 percent from the floor, which was good for seventh in the league.
The Utah Jazz are expected to be a dark horse type of threat in the Western Conference with Donovan Mitchell and Mike Conley manning their backcourt. Focusing a bit away from the backcourt, the Jazz gave forward Joe Ingles a one-year, $14 million extension on Monday. The 32-year-old already had two years and $32 million left on his current contract from a four-year, $54 million contract he signed in 2017. He is also coming off his best season, averaging 12.1 points per game, 5.1 rebounds, and 1.2 steals per game. He has continued to be a constant threat from three-point range, while being reliable, missing just one game in the past four seasons.
The Brooklyn Nets may be waiting on Kevin Durant to return next season, so this year, they will stick with contending for a playoff spot and setting up support for Durant and Kyrie Irving. That includes Taurean Prince, who received a two-year, $29 million contract extension on Monday. The Nets acquired Prince from the Atlanta Hawks in a trade this past June, yet he was also eligible by being a part of the 2016 draft class. He will be an unrestricted free agent at just 28 years old and continued to get better, averaging 13.5 points, 3.6 rebounds, and 2.1 assists last season with the Hawks. He has gotten off to a nice start with the Nets this preseason, posting 16.8 points per game.
And the San Antonio Spurs held on to a young point guard that they are hoping will develop in to a constant force in their future. The Spurs gave Dejounte Murray a four-year contract extension that is worth $64 million. The 23-year-old could make up to $70 million with this contract, but is coming off a season of sitting on the sidelines due to a torn ACL. He suffered the injury last preseason, but now returns with the likes of Lonnie Walker, Derrick White, and Bryn Forbes. The season prior saw him appear in 81 games for San Antonio, including 48 starts, averaging 8.1 points and 2.9 assists. He did become the youngest player to be named to the All-Defensive Team in 2017-2018 by recording 97 steals and 31 blocks.
And with those extension being finalized and the deadline coming and going, it's finally time to kick off the 2019-2020 season with the Toronto Raptors raising their title banner and the battle of the Los Angeles super teams on Tuesday night.