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 Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images) /

The Stat Line

Most importantly, Trae Young was able to back up his swagger and boundless confidence with a stat line that will be remembered for a while in Atlanta.

According to ESPN Stats and Info, Young’s 35-point, 10-assist showing against the Cavs was the 5th such game for a rookie in the past 25 years – joining Jason Kidd, Allen Iverson, LeBron James and Stephen Curry. Pretty good company, no? The most recent of those to do it was Curry, who did it late in his rookie year.

Young, however, took it up a notch and delivered this striking performance just 3 games into his NBA career – upping his scoring and assist totals in each of his past 3 games. If he were to continue that trend, then the Atlanta Hawks home opener against the Mavs is sure to be a raucous affair.

Trae Young looks the part of a future superstar after the first three games of the regular season, and we can’t wait to watch him for the rest of this season.

As we said, it’s definitely far too early to come to any finite conclusions, but last year was a real slog for the Hawks so it’s exciting to have someone tangible like Trae Young to cheer about this season. It also doesn’t hurt that he’s almost excessively likable.

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Keep that same energy Trae!