Trae Young Nearing Extension with Hawks

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After a magical playoff run all the way to the Eastern Conference finals, the Atlanta Hawks are rewarding their own in Trae Young.

Jeff Schultz of The Athletic first reported that a deal should be announced shortly after midnight ET when players are eligible to sign rookie extensions. Sam Amick of The Athletic later confirmed the report, saying the agreement will be for five-years, worth $170 million, noting it includes a “supermax trigger that could push it to $201.5 million.”

This extension seems like a no-brainer as Young averaged 25.3 points and 9.4 assists per game last season en route to a trip to the conference finals.

Following Young’s extension, the Hawks’ attention should shift to re-signing big man John Collins who is a restricted free agent.

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Shyam Ramachandran is a senior in the John Curley Sports Center majoring in Sports Broadcast Journalism, at Penn State University. He is the founder and head writer of "theFanalyst" where he has written over 240 articles on various NFL/NBA topics. He most recently contributed to the Women’s Basketball beat for The Daily Collegian at Penn State and is an around the NFL writer at https://fantofannetwork.com/

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