Trae Young put up rookie stats last matched or exceeded by Jason Kidd in 1995
You can now put Young in the same class as Jason Kidd.
Trae Young had 25 points and 17 assists tonight. The last rookie to match or exceed each of those totals in a single game was Jason Kidd with 30 points and 17 assists on Mar. 13, 1995. #TrueToAtlanta
— Justin Kubatko (@jkubatko) November 20, 2018
The Hawks traded down to get Young and it seems to be paying off, even though the results do not lead to wins. They are clearly looking towards the future with a cornerstone piece already locked in.
Young is one of the top rookies in this draft class and is playing like one. He is averaging 16.8 points, 8.3 assists, 3.2 and rebounds per game. He is shooting 39.1 percent from the field and 24 percent from the field.
His offense is still a work in progress, but his passing abilities are off the charts.
Young’s ceiling is very high and the Hawks got a keeper in him. They knew what they were getting in him when they did that deal with Dallas.
It will be interesting to see if Young can keep this level of energy through an 82-game season.
Young is certainly someone the Hawks can build a franchise around. With the rebuild in full affect for the team, it will be interesting to see who they pair Young with from next year’s talented draft class.