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Hawks signing Kevin Huerter to four-year, $65M contract extension

Hawks wing Kevin Huerter

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 27: Kevin Huerter #3 of the Atlanta Hawks poses for a portrait during NBA Media Day on September 27, 2021 at PC&E Studio in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2021 NBAE (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)

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The Hawks guard impressed in the playoffs then cashed in with a lucrative rookie-scale extension.

Not just Trae Young.

Kevin Huerter, too.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:

Atlanta continues to lock in the players who drove its feel-good run to the Eastern Conference finals. That makes sense considering this is a young group poised accomplish more. Just 23, Huerter is a good 3-point shooter with enough all-around game.

At some point, the Hawks might decide curtail their spending at shooting guard. Starter Bojan Bogdanovic is earning $18 million annually and can opt out in 2023. Cam Reddish will be a (likely restricted) free agent that summer if he doesn’t sign an extension next offseason.

However it shakes out, this significant investment shows Atlanta’s faith in Huerter.