Trae Young, Hawks Reportedly Expected to Finalize Max Contract Worth Up to $207m

Tyler Conway@@jtylerconwayFeatured Columnist IVAugust 2, 2021

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The Atlanta Hawks reportedly are set to sign Trae Young to a maximum contract extension.

Jeff Schultz of The Athletic first reported Monday the deal should be announced soon after midnight ET, when players are eligible to sign rookie extensions.

Sam Amick of The Athletic later confirmed the report, stating the agreement will be for five years and $170 million and noting it includes "a supermax trigger that could push it to $201.5 million."

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN later reported the deal was worth $207 million.

This is as close to a no-brainer as can exist in the NBA.

Young is fresh off leading the Hawks to a berth in the Eastern Conference Finals, establishing himself in three seasons as an iconic figure. He averaged 25.3 points and 9.4 assists per game last season and has played with a brash confidence that has only further ingratiated him to the fanbase.

Young has qualified for the 25 percent rookie max but can earn the rookie supermax by being named to an All-NBA team in 2021-22.


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