The Atlanta Hawks have their (200) million dollar man, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, All-Star Point Guard Trae Young has reached an agreement with the Hawks on a maximum rookie expansion of $ 207 million over five seasons Has.
Not only was Young responsible for reinvigorating the Hawks franchise with his extraordinary talent, cunning, and showmanship, but he also embraced the culture and city of Atlanta in a way few have before him. In fact, at this point, Young is almost what the Hawks hope to convey when they step on the ground.
Hard work and humility balanced by unwavering trust.
After averaging 25.3 points and 9.4 assists per game with a real shot rate of 58.9 in the 2020-21 regular season, Young surprisingly led the Hawks through the Eastern Conference playoffs, in which they were only two wins behind the NBA final failed to appear.
Although Atlanta’s young core was perfectly complemented by veterans on the squad and coaching staff at the start of the postseason, it was Young’s heroism that allowed them to consistently exceed expectations.
Averaging 28.8 points, 9.5 assists, and 1.5 steals per game in the postseason, Young walked out to a standing ovation, with eight games with at least 30 points (including 48 points against the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals). ).
Suffice it to say that Young is a preeminent talent for the Hawks; his maximum rookie extension was less a question of “if he would get it” and more a question of “how soon could he sign his name on the dashed line?”