Atlanta Hawks: Introducing the All-Time First-Team

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Guard – Trae Young

Some may think this is premature, and it very well may be, but statistically, Trae Young is one of the greatest Atlanta Hawks of all-time in just his second NBA season. This season Trae Young was averaging 29.6 points and 9.3 assists per game on shooting splits of .437/.361/.860. Regardless of Trae Young’s abysmal defensive efforts, he’s one of the best offensive players in the NBA.

Despite the lack of wins on his resume, I still believe Trae belongs on this list. Even if I’m projecting future success for Young, I believe it will eventually come, both individually and as a team. Trae Young, at this point in his career, seems like he will be a future Hall of Famer (assuming he stays healthy). And that to me is deserved of a first-team all-Hawks selection.

The fifth overall selection in the 2018 draft has already made an All-Star team and will most likely make many more. If Trae continues with a string of All-Star teams over the next five to ten years of his career, and the Hawks are able to surround him with the necessary talent, the Hawks can be championship contenders for many years behind the talents of Trae Young.