Atlanta Hawks: 5 Reasons to Get Overexcited About Trae Young’s Best Game (So Far)

Trae Young #11 of the Atlanta Hawks (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
Trae Young #11 of the Atlanta Hawks (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) /
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Atlanta Hawks Trae Young
Trae Young #11 of the Atlanta Hawks (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /

The Passing Vision

One thing that even Trae Young haters had to admit before, during and after the draft process was just how good of a passer he is.

Though Lloyd Pierce took him out before he logged a double-double against the Grizzlies last week, Ice Trae got all of his assists on this night and could have had even more had his teammates put in a few more possible Young assists.

Young was diming up his teammates all night, even logging his 10th with a nifty behind-the-back pass to fellow rookie Omari Spellman for a triple.

Trae Young always has his head up in transition, and because the Hawks are committed to playing at a faster tempo this season, Young is able to pick apart defenses (like the Cavs’) before opposing defenses are able to set themselves up.

Beyond his court vision and awareness, Young has incredible feel and touch on his passes, as he knows exactly how much arc, spin and oomph to put on the ball in order to “pass his player open.”

Trae Young’s passing wizardry is certainly fun to watch, and it’s fairly safe to assume that his passing is the one skill that will always be available to him – no matter if his shot is falling or not.