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Atlanta Hawks, Kevin Huerter reach 4-year, $65M extension, agents say



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Atlanta Hawks guard Kevin Huerter has agreed to a four-year, $65 million rookie contract extension, his agents, Mark Bartelstein and Andy Shiffman of Priority Sports, told ESPN on Monday.

Huerter, 23, is the latest core member of a young Hawks roster to secure a contract extension. “He’s developed into a versatile, two-way player who can fit any lineup and can play minutes all over the perimeter. We are excited his future is in Atlanta.”

The 6-foot-7 Huerter – who averaged 11.1 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists in the postseason during the Hawks’ run to the Eastern Conference finals – has shown himself to be a versatile wing player and an ideal backcourt complement to All-Star point guard Trae Young.

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Huerter is the fourth Hawks player to sign a new deal to remain with the franchise before the start of the 2021-2022 season, joining Young, forward John Collins and center Clint Capela.

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