The Atlanta Hawks have exercised the fourth-year (2021-22) contract options on Kevin Huerter and Trae Young, along with the third-year (2021-22) options on De’Andre Hunter and Cam Reddish, it was announced today.
The majority of rookie contracts are draw up to be very team friendly. While players being drafted are excited to finally make it to the league that first rookie contract often carries very little leverage for the player. Most teams have club options around year 3 or 4 to give the team a “way out” in case the player is a bust. The Hawks have seen enough from the core of Trae Young, Kevin Huerter, DeAndre Hunter and Cam Reddish to pick up these player options. Pro tip: the Hawks will most likely do this again next year with the duo of Hunter and Reddish as they both still have club options in year 4 of their contracts as well.
Trae Young and Kevin Huerter have no more club options and the cost of their services for the 2021-22 season will be roughly $8.3 million for Young and $4.2 for Huerter.
The price tag for the duo of Hunter and Reddish for the 2021-22 season will be $7.6 million for Hunter and $4.6 million for Reddish.
This news isn’t exactly something that requires us to do an emergency podcast but looked at as more of a formality. Hawks fans can rest assured that this core should be around for the immediate future.
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