A payday well deserved for Kevin Huerter in Atlanta. The former Shenendehowa and Maryland standout is getting a 4 year $65 million Rookie contract extension to remain with the Hawks. They don’t just hand out those kinds of lucrative deals, you have to earn them. Huerter has proven in 4 years the kinds of impact he can have on the Hawks, a roster that now puts them among the best teams in the East. Whether it’s coming off the bench or as a starter, Huerter’s role is invaluable and Atlanta recognized that by giving Kevin a big contract for big dollars.

We talked with Mike Conti from the Atlanta Hawks Radio Network and he told us the feeling in Atlanta after this announcement was made as well as why the Hawks are the deepest team in the East. Listen above and read about the award Kevin could win below:

"The Hawks are so deep. I think 1-15 this is probably the deepest team in the Eastern Conference. They are not going to have a top heavy roster in the way that Brooklyn would have with Durant, Harden and Kyrie whenever he plays...but 1-15 it is a very deep roster so how does Kevin fit into that? I think there are going to be nights where situationally he will start...but I think he will probably be, I hate to use the term Sixth Man because I do not want to demean Kevin because he is a starting quality player... but on opening night with everyone healthy...Kevin looks to me as the first guy off the bench."

Kevin has Lou Williams, a 3-time NBA Sixth Man of the Year award winner, as a teammate and Kevin could definitely add that hardware at some point and it could be as soon as this season!

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