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Hawks sign guard Dejounte Murray to four-year contract extension

Amid the growing uncertainty surrounding star point guard Trae Young’s long-term future with the Atlanta Hawks, the franchise secured his backcourt running mate into place.

The Hawks agreed to a four-year extension worth up to $120 million with former All-star guard Dejounte Murray. He was in the final year of his deal, and the new deal keeps him in Atlanta for the foreseeable future.


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The 26-year-old is coming off a productive first year with the Hawks. Murray averaged 20.5 points, 6.1 assists, 5.3 rebounds and 1.5 steals in 74 games. His new deal cements him as a key core piece to the puzzle moving forward.

Murray displayed plenty of comfort in Atlanta, becoming a central offensive factor next to Young. He will have the opportunity to expand and grow his game.

The new order of business for the Hawks will concern Young’s long-term future. He’s heading into the second year of his five-year, $215.1 million deal. His contract also holds an early-termination option worth $48.6 million for the 2026-27 season.

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The Hawks took a significant step back last year, falling six games in the first round of the playoffs to the Boston Celtics. Atlanta has already made some notable changes this offseason, highlighted by trading longtime forward John Collins to the Utah Jazz.

The Hawks are hoping that their talented backcourt duo can help push them toward more than a playoff berth. Since reaching the 2021 Eastern Conference Finals, Atlanta has faltered in the first round in each of the last two seasons.

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