Just In: Boston Celtics confirm another superstar that will enter the 2023-24 season without a contract extension as final roster now revealed

Derrick White will start the 2023-24 season without a contract extension, as he and the Boston Celtics failed to reach an agreement before the season’s opening game at Madison Square Garden against the New York Knicks. The same situation will persist throughout the upcoming season.

Despite the absence of a contract extension, there is still potential for White to negotiate an extension with the Celtics after the current season. Discussions regarding an extension were reportedly ongoing between White and the team during the preseason.

Although no new deal has been reached, White remains a part of the Celtics’ roster for the time being. His existing contract with the team is valid until the end of the next season, with his free agency expected in the summer of 2025. The Celtics will pay White $18.4 million for this season and $19.6 million for the 2024-25 campaign.


As he moves to starting point guard, Derrick White works to add muscle this  offseason

Since joining the Celtics following a trade from the San Antonio Spurs, White has established himself as a key player in Coach Joe Mazzulla’s rotation. Mazzulla has praised White’s leadership abilities, noting that he has become a vocal leader and takes charge as both a point guard and a voice for the team, especially in challenging situations.

White’s defensive prowess was recognized last season when he was named to the NBA’s All-Defensive Second Team. He also made significant contributions on the offensive end, averaging 12.1 points, 3.8 assists, and 3.5 rebounds per game while shooting at a 44.9% field goal percentage and a 36.5% three-point shooting rate. He played in all 82 games for the Celtics, starting in 74 of them.

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