Trae Young is having a stellar career since he entered the NBA. In just his second year in the league, the sharpshooter has already made a name for himself as one of the most exciting guards in the current era. He was drafted with the comparison of the next Steph Curry but he’s slowly making a name for himself with his unique and new way of playing.
Young is a prolific scorer who can light up literally anywhere on the court. He’s one of the select players who can put points on the board just by crossing the half-court line. His range is unparalleled that his shooting ability stretches all the way from the arena’s logo.
Aside from his shooting, he’s handled the ball well as he’s the Atlanta Hawks’ leading distributor. Aside from his 29.4 points per game, Young also racks up 9.2 assists per outing.
He put on in full display his offensive arsenal in the Hawks’ double-overtime victory against the Charlotte Hornets, 143-138. Young tallied 31 big points from an array of shots, including a logo three-bomb.
He also dished out 16 assists, solidifying a milestone statistic of the most 30+ points and 15+ assists in a player’s first two seasons since 1983. Young currently has 4 while NBA legends Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas follow with 3 each.
He’s amongst great company as Johnson and Thomas are considered as one of the greats in basketball history. Johnson is an iconic figure in the LA Lakers franchise as he won 5 NBA Championships, 3 regular season and 3 finals MVPs. Isiah Thomas is also a former finals MVP and was a pivotal piece in the back-to-back title run of the Detroit Pistons in the late 80s and early 90s.
While Young is part of the Hawks team who are near the bottom of the Eastern Conference, his talent and the future of the roster are shining ahead. With players such as John Collins and Clint Capela coupled with the potential of a top pick, the Hawks can surround Young with more talent that can propel their team further.
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