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Hawks signing Trae Young to max, possibly super-max, contract extension

Hawks star Trae Young

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - JULY 03: Trae Young #11 of the Atlanta Hawks warms up before Game Six of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Milwaukee Bucks at State Farm Arena on July 03, 2021 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. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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Trae Young took a bow.

But he’s just getting started.

After leading the Hawks in a surprising run to the Eastern Conference finals, where he stepped up against the eventual-champion Bucks, Young will get a max contract extension.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:

To get the projected $207 million, Young must qualify next season for a super-max extension. Exact terms of qualification are negotiated between Young and Atlanta, but the minimum accomplishment is an All-NBA third team.

Otherwise, Young would project to get $173 million.

Young definitely has a chance. He’s one of the NBA’s top young guards. A phenomenal passer who specializes in floaters and can get hot on 3-pointers, Young makes so many positive plays offensively. His defense will always be limited by his small frame, but this postseason went a long way in showing he can hold up in the biggest moments -- and securing confidence he deserved this contract on the first day eligible.