Hawks’ Trae Young ties LeBron James for most 30-point, 10-assist games by a rookie
The 2019 draft class graced the NBA with plenty of young, talented players. While the rookie of the year discussion has been driven most of the season by Luka Doncic, Trae Young is doing everything in his power as of late to not let the voters off easy. His latest feat has put him among the company of some legendary names – most notably LeBron James, who he ties with three 30 point, 10-assist games.
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— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 28, 2019
Overall, it has been a very good rookie season for Young, who is averaging 17.8 points, 7.7 assists, 3.3 rebounds, and 0.8 steals per game. His shooting- 41 percent from the field and 33 percent from deep- is a little lower than where it was expected to be, but he is showing excellent ability to score as well as run an NBA offense.
Down the stretch of the season, the rookie has been stepping it up a notch, though. In the month of February, Young has been averaging 23.3 points, 9.3 assists, 4.3 rebounds, and 0.7 steals per game, while also shooting 43.7 percent from beyond the arc. His quality play has helped the Atlanta Hawks go 5-7 through the month and 10-16 since the start of 2019. Considering this team is 21-41 on the season, that is very quick development for a team who went 4-16 through their first 20 games of the season.
There is no question about Young’s special knack for passing the basketball or his ability to shoot with seemingly unlimited range. The rookie of the year race may still be up in the air, but it is certain that Atlanta has their point guard of the future locked into place.