The Atlanta Hawks and general manager Travis Schlenk have reportedly agreed to a multi-year contract extension, according to Zach Klein of WSB-TV.
Schlenk became GM of the Hawks in 2017 and has done a great job of accumulating young talent in Atlanta:
Hawks GM Travis Schlenk and the Hawks have agreed to a multi-year contract extension per NBA league sources.
The Hawks are entering their 3rd season under Schlenk and he's set them up for a fantastic future (Trae, Collins, Huerter, Reddish..) pic.twitter.com/qGA7OaT748
— Zach Klein (@ZachKleinWSB) August 19, 2019
The first move Travis Schlenk made as the GM of the Hawks was trading Dwight Howard to the Charlotte Hornets. That move worked out very well for Atlanta.
Schlenk drafted John Collins in the 2017 NBA Draft. He followed that up by getting Trae Young in the 2018 NBA Draft, and then De’Andre Hunter, Cam Reddish and Bruno Fernando in this year’s draft.
The Hawks signed small forward Jabari Parker in free agency this summer and acquired Evan Turner from the Portland Trail Blazers. After re-signing veteran Vince Carter, some believe Schlenk has put the Hawks in a good position to compete for a playoff spot next season in the wide-open Eastern Conference.
The Hawks will go as far as Young and Collins can take them. Young averaged 19.1 points and 8.1 assists during his rookie season, while Collins put up 19.5 points and 9.8 rebounds per game as a sophomore in the NBA. Both youngsters have All-Star potential if they continue to get better over time.
Schlenk fully deserves this contract extension. The Hawks figure to be an exciting team to watch moving forward.