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Kevin Huerter, Hawks agree to contract extension

The Hawks lock up another big piece.

Miami Heat v Atlanta Hawks Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

The Atlanta Hawks have reportedly locked up another key piece from the 2021 run, as they have locked up Kevin Huerter on a four-year, $65 million contract per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

The Hawks announced the deal Monday night.

Huerter notoriously carried the Hawks offensively for stretches during their Game 7 win in the second-round vs. the Philadelphia 76ers. He turned into a quality two-way wing last season, stepping up his consistency on both ends of the floor, but particularly on the defensive end.

Huerter enters his fourth season in the NBA with a new deal, as he looks to help solidify the Hawks’ second-unit alongside Delon Wright, Lou Williams, Danilo Gallinari, Cam Reddish, Jalen Johnson, Gorgui Dieng and others.

Huerter averages 11.9 points, 3.5 assists and 3.3 rebounds per game for his career, and shoots 37.6% from three-point range through his first three seasons. Huerter was the No. 19 overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, and now joins Clint Capela, John Collins and Trae Young as Hawks players who received contract extensions this offseason.

The Hawks will look to build off one of the best seasons in franchise history Thursday night when they kickoff the season vs. the Dallas Mavericks from State Farm Arena.

Stay tuned.