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Hawks, Kevin Huerter agree to 4-year extension

The 23-year-old guard has developed into a key contributor for Atlanta.

Kevin Huerter averaged 11.1 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists with Atlanta last season.

The Atlanta Hawks have agreed to a four-year rookie-scale contract extension with guard Kevin Huerter.

Huerter was the last piece in the Hawks’ offseason list of priorities, working out the rookie-scale extension shortly before Monday’s 6 p.m. ET deadline. Per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the extension reportedly is worth $65 million over four years, according to Huerter’s agents.

“It was important to our group to secure Kevin as a part of our team moving forward,” general manager Travis Schlenk said. “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 guard has become a key piece for Atlanta after being selected by the team with the 19th overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. Huerter averaged 11.9 points, 3.3 rebounds and 3.5 assists over 69 games last season.

He saved his best performance for the playoffs, scoring 27 points in a Game 7 victory over the top-seeded 76ers in Philadelphia to cap a stunning upset in the conference semifinals.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.