Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young is joining LeBron James at Klutch Sports.
The Hawks’ All-Star guard announced the news on Twitter.
I’m just getting started… It’s just different❄️ #KLUTCH pic.twitter.com/q03wrf22jx
— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) June 26, 2020
Omar Wilkes, Young’s old agent, left for Klutch Sports, so everyone saw this move coming.
Klutch Sports is headlined by LeBron, Anthony Davis, Ben Simmons and John Wall. Wilkes is taking over the basketball department at Klutch so Rich Paul can focus on expanding the business as CEO.
Before the 2019-20 season was suspended in March, Young was averaging 29.6 points, 4.3 rebounds and 9.3 assists for the Hawks in 60 contests. The 21-year-old has established himself as one of the most exciting youngsters to watch in the NBA and he is very eager to lead Atlanta back to the playoffs in 2020-21.
Young was shooting 43.7 percent from the field, 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 86.0 percent from the free-throw line for the Hawks prior to Rudy Gobert’s positive COVID-19 test. He made his first All-Star team this 2019-20.
The Hawks had the second-worst record in the Eastern Conference this season, with only the Cleveland Cavaliers compiling a worse record than Atlanta. With that said, Young and his teammates have a lot of work to do to make the franchise a winner again, though the front office also has to get Young more help on offense.
Trae Young is set to make $6,571,800 in 2020-21. Because he’s signing with LeBron James’ agency, people on NBA Twitter are already speculating and making the customary photo shops of the star point guard in a Los Angeles Lakers jersey.