But he’s just getting started.
Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:
Atlanta Hawks All-Star G Trae Young has agreed to a five-year, $207 million designated rookie maximum extension, his agent Omar Wilkes of @KlutchSports tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 3, 2021
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.