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Hawks star Trae Young joins LeBron James, Michael Jordan as only players with multiple 40-10 games before 22

Trae Young, Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Hawks

Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young has forged himself beside LeBron James and Michael Jordan as the only three players with multiple 40-point, 10-assist games before turning 22-years-old.

In their win over the Denver Nuggets, Young finished with 42 points and 11 assists, which is his second 40-10 game. His first one was on March 1, 2019, in a win over the Chicago Bulls where he dropped 49 markers and 16 dimes.

Young has certainly been making a name for himself. Gone are the days where he was tagged as the second coming of Stephen Curry or a player with essentially unlimited range.

Now, people see Young as a potent offensive gunner. At any given point, he can drop over 30 points in a game. Not just that, but he can dish out over 10 assists and make team defenses silly.

From a broader perspective, Young has been critical in transforming the Hawks into a possible playoff contender. It has been two seasons since Atlanta last qualified for the postseason. While they currently have a 4-6 record so far, the overall chemistry of the team has been pretty good and will only get better.

A playoff berth this year is not far from being a reality for the Hawks with Young in tow.