Atlanta Hawks: Grading Trae Young’s role in the teams successful season

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Atlanta Hawks contract and season grades for Trae Young

Contract Grade

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Young just finished the third year of his four-year rookie deal. As such, getting the averages that he did while helping the team win is incredible considering he was only paid $6.5 million for the season. Young has the final year of his deal coming up where he will receive $8.3 million.

Young is eligible for his rookie contract extension this summer and you can be assured that the Hawks are going to offer everything they can to Young. The good thing is that Young will be worth every cent that he is going to get paid.

Contract grade: A+

Season grade

The fact of this season is that Young made everyone around him better. His floater opened up Clint Capela and John Collins for lobs which the frontcourt duo finished regularly. He shot the ball well for the most part and involved every teammate where he could.

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Young then released his superstar game in the playoffs and showed that he is willing to do what it takes to win. A bit of the shine is taken off the season because he was not recognized as an All-Star, any of the All-NBA teams, nor in selection for the Olympics but that does not mean that Young did not deserve these honors.

Season grade: A+