2020-06-29

Trae Young to join Rich Paul's Klutch Sports Group

Trae Young announced last week he will switch agencies.

He will leave Octagon Sports to join Klutch Sports Group after his agent Omar Wilkes was named head of basketball operations of the Los Angeles-based agency.

Young, 21, will enter his third season of 3-year, $18.2M rookie contract next season with Atlanta Hawks after being drafted fifth overall by Dallas Mavericks in 2018 National Basketball Association Draft.

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Wilkes’ decision to head basketball ops  founded by agent Rich Paul comes after Paul's decision to expand his agency's  football operations.


In October, the Hawks decided to exercise their third-year option on Young, including options on John Collins, Kevin Huerter.

They have the opportunity to a fourth-year option on Young in 2021-22 season valued at $8.3M, per Spotrac figures.

Klutch has negotiated over $1B in NBA contracts since it’s inception in September 2012.

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