With the deadline for rookie contract extensions quickly approaching, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that guard Kevin Huerter has agreed to sign a four-year, $65 million extension with the Atlanta Hawks.
Huerter, now 23-years-old, was the 19th overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.
Since coming into the league, Huerter has displayed his playmaking chops in secondary and tertiary roles while earning a respectable reputation on the defensive end. However, with a career 3-point percentage of 37.6 (with a career average of 11.2 points per game), Huerter’s most consistent and prized ability is his outside shooting.
On a team led by a dominant playmaker like Trae Young, Huerter’s skillset compliments what the team needs whether he’s in a starting role or in the second unit. To that point, Huerter has remained professional throughout frequent role changes, and has endeared himself to the Hawks fan base with his passionate play.
Preparing to enter his third season, Huerter’s original contract was set to expire in 2022.