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Atlanta Hawks, star point guard Trae Young agree to max extension worth up to $207 million

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The deal includes a 30 percent escalator clause that would turn the guaranteed $172 million base into $207 million should Young be voted onto one of the three All-NBA teams.

The contract will kick in during the 2022-23 season and run through 2026-27.

Negotiations with Young over a max extension on his rookie deal weren’t too complicated after his brilliant playoff run for the Hawks, who advanced to the Eastern Conference finals after not making the playoffs each of the past three seasons.

Young, who averaged 28.8 points and 9.5 assists during that playoff run, had previously established himself as one of the NBA’s elite young guards in his three seasons after Atlanta traded back to take him in the 2018 NBA draft as part of the deal that saw the Dallas Mavericks wind up with Luka Doncic.

While Young ultimately missed the All-Star team this season, he answered any lingering questions about his ability to impact winning during Atlanta’s postseason run.

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