Hawks star Trae Young in full support of adding 4-point line in the NBA
Atlanta Hawks sharpshooting point guard Trae Young came out in support of adding a “4-point” line in the NBA.
During ESPN’s One Team Speaker Series, veteran NBA reporter Adrian Wojnarowski asked the Hawks All-Star his thoughts on the said possibility. After all, the BIG3 — the professional 3-on-3 basketball league co-founded by rapper and actor Ice Cube — already implemented a 4-point shot several years ago in its inaugural season.
Sure enough, Young was happy with the idea since he will benefit from it.
“It would help me,” Young said while laughing, via Sports Illustrated. “We would get a lot more four-point plays. And then if I get fouled on the four-point line it’s an and-1, so we’re gonna get five points per possession. That would help us for sure. I’m down to get a four-point line.”
Since the BIG3 had to cancel its 2020 season over the coming summer due to the COVID-19 pandemic, perhaps the NBA can take a page out of the league’s playbook and adopt the rule change.
Of course, Young is one of the best long-ball specialists in the NBA, so a 4-point line will be extremely advantageous for him.
The Hawks sharpshooter has been a bright spot for the Hawks on a dismal 2019-20 season that has been suspended due to the coronavirus crisis. Before play was halted, Trae Young was putting up incredible numbers of 29.6 points, 4.3 rebounds and 9.3 assists while shooting 43.7 percent from the field and 36.1 percent from deep.