Trae Young and Hawks reach agreement for contract extension valued up to $ 207 million


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Trae Young and Hawks reach agreement for contract extension valued up to $ 207 million

Atlanta Hawks star point guard Trae Young has agreed to a designated maximum five-year rookie extension valued at up to $ 207 million, his agent Omar Wilkes of Klutch Sports told ESPN’s Adam Wojnarowski.

The deal includes a 30 percent raise clause that would convert the guaranteed base salary of $ 172 million to $ 207 million should Young be selected to one of three All-NBA teams. It also includes an early termination option after season four, sources noted.

The contract will begin its validity during the 2022-23 season until the 2026-27.

Negotiations with Young about the maximum extension in his rookie deal weren’t too complicated after his brilliant playoff run with the Hawks, who advanced to the Eastern Conference finals after missing a postseason run the previous three seasons.

Young was the linchpin behind Atlanta’s success in leading the team to upset victories by the New York Knicks and Philadelphia 76ers before leading the Milwaukee Bucks to Game 6 in the conference finals, despite Young losing two games by a blow to the right foot and a sprain to the right ankle.

Young, who averaged 28.8 points and 9.5 assists in the Playoffs, had established himself as one of the NBA’s elite young guards in three seasons after Atlanta delayed his turn to take him in the 2018 NBA draft as part of a deal in which the Dallas Mavericks broke up with Luka Doncic.

ESPN’s Tim Bontemps contributed to this report.


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