Hawks Sign First-Round Pick Kobe Bufkin

The Hawks have signed first-round pick Kobe Bufkin to a rookie scale contract, according to a team press release.

As the 15th overall pick, Bufkin will make $4,094,280 in his rookie season. His four-year contract is worth $19,801,203.

Bufkin appeared in 61 games (33 starts) throughout his two-year career at Michigan, averaging 9.0 points, 3.0 rebounds, and 1.7 assists in 23.3 minutes. The 6-4 guard started 33 games last season, averaging 14.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.9 assists, and 1.3 steals in 34.0 minutes.

Bufkin moved up the draft board due to his offensive skills and he’ll compete for backcourt minutes behind starters Trae Young and Dejounte Murray.

The salary figures represent 120% of the rookie scale amount, which first-rounders typically sign. Rookie scale contracts are guaranteed for the first two years, with team options on the third and fourth years.

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