Report: Hawks’ Trae Young mulling agency change after agent leaves for Klutch Sports
Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young is mulling a decision on whether to remain or terminate his contract with Octagon after his agent, Omar Wilkes, left for Klutch Sports, per Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.
All options are on the table for Young, whose Hawks won’t be partaking in the “bubble” games down in Orlando, Florida. The second-year guard could be the latest star player to join Klutch Sports, which is headlined by Los Angeles Lakers superstars LeBron James and Anthony Davis. 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, who has established himself as one of the most exciting youngsters to watch in the NBA, was also shooting 43.7 percent from the field, 36.1 percent from beyond the arc and 86.0 percent from the free-throw line.
The Hawks had the second-worst record in the Eastern Conference, with only the Cleveland Cavaliers compiling a worse record than Atlanta. Young and the Hawks have a lot of work to do to make the franchise a winner again.
Young is set to make $6,571,800 in 2020-21. It will be fascinating to see what the Oklahoma native decides to do in terms of his agency plans, but Hawks fans shouldn’t be surprised if the sharpshooter decides to take his talents to Klutch Sports.
That doesn’t mean Young would be leaving the Hawks for the Los Angeles Lakers anytime soon, but it wouldn’t stop people from speculating and making the customary photoshops of the star point guard in a Lakers jersey. In fact, it’s already happening:
— Grant Goldberg (@GrantGoldberg) June 24, 2020
Trae Young will likely sign a max contract with the Hawks after next season when he becomes eligible.