The Atlanta Hawks have locked up point guard Trae Young long term with a five-year maximum contract extension worth up to $207 million. This is the designated rookie maximum extension for the Atlanta point guard who just led his team to the Eastern Conference Finals. There are some incentives that Young would need to hit to earn the full amount, but Young is poised to make well into six figures well before he turns 30 years old. Atlanta has their future superstar under contract for years to come.
Atlanta Hawks All-Star G Trae Young has agreed to a five-year, $207 million designated rookie maximum extension, his agent Omar Wilkes of @KlutchSports tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 3, 2021
Young has established himself as a top-tier point guard in the NBA and this deal is the Atlanta Hawks acknowledging this fact. The Hawks are building a team that could compete for an NBA Finals team and Young is the centerpiece. Last season Young averaged 25.3 points, 3.9 rebounds, and 9.4 assists per game for Atlanta. The Hawks were just two games away from heading to the NBA Finals this past season. Atlanta will hope to build on this moving forward with Young.
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— Def Pen Hoops (@DefPenHoops) June 19, 2021
This maximum contract extension was a no-brainer for the Atlanta Hawks and now they can continue to build around their young point guard. There are several ways the Hawks can go from here, but the main goal is to get back to the Eastern Conference Finals. The next time they make it they want to win it. Young is going to have a long career in the NBA and he will continue to make large amounts of money while he does it.