The Atlanta Hawks and De’Andre Hunter have agreed to a 4-year, $95 million contract extension.
The deal came right at the buzzer of the 6 p.m. ET deadline for rookie scale extensions, which allows Hunter to sidestep restricted free agency next summer.
The University of Virginia product was selected fourth overall in the 2019 NBA Draft after winning the NCAA Championship.
Hunter missed significant time in the 2020-21 season after undergoing a procedure to address right knee discomfort and swelling.
Hunter averaged 13.4 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 53 appearances during the 2021-22 season.
Hunter’s consistency from long range is an ideal long-term fit alongside superstar guard Trae Young, and newly acquired All-Star guard Dejounte Murray.
With Hunter signed on the dotted line, he joins Young, John Collins, and Clint Capela as three of the five Hawks starters signed for at least the next three seasons.