Trae Young
Trae Young
21-Year-Old GuardG
Atlanta Hawks
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Expectations are growing for Trae Young and the Hawks heading into the 2019-20 season, as the point guard is coming off a stellar second half of his rookie campaign that made for a competitive Rookie of the Year race down the stretch. In 81 appearances and starts last season, Young averaged 19.1 points, 8.1 assists and 3.7 rebounds, but it's his post-All-Star break numbers that really stand out. In his final 23 games of the regular season, Young averaged 24.7 points, 9.2 assists and 4.7 rebounds across 33.1 minutes per game, and his three-point shooting percentage raised from 31.2 percent to 34.8 percent during that stretch. His 30.8 percent usage rate after the All-Star break would rank in the top 10 among all eligible NBA players. Heading into his sophomore season, Young's usage is not expected to dip. The offense operated at its best with Young as the focal point, and he will now be surrounded by even more young talent with the addition of De'Andre Hunter and Cam Reddish in the first round of the 2019 draft. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $11.63 million contract with the Hawks in July of 2018. Hawks exercised $6.57 million team option for 2020-21 in October of 2019.
Drills four triples in win
GAtlanta Hawks
February 14, 2020
Young totaled 18 points (7-13 FG, 4-8 3Pt), seven assists, four rebounds and one steal in 20 minutes during Friday's Team USA victory over Team World in the Rising Stars Challenge.
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Young was simply showing off Friday, pulling up from near half-court as he drilled multiple three-point bombs. As predicted, the game was not taken too seriously which allowed the young stars to flaunt their wares to the crowd. Young is putting together a fantastic season and despite the Hawks on-court struggles, their future certainly looks bright. Young has basically been a first-round player all season and there is no reason to think he won't maintain this kind of production moving forward.
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
Young burst onto the college basketball scene as a freshman at Oklahoma, with his electric scoring ability and three-point range instantly drawing comparisons to NBA champion Steph Curry. Young would ultimately finish the season as Division 1's leading scorer (27.4 points per game) and assist man (8.7 per game), while hitting 118 three-pointers. He chipped in with 3.9 rebounds and 1.7 steals as well, while knocking down 36 percent of his deep balls. There are a few concerns with Young's transition to the NBA. He's only 6-foot-2 and doesn't have much length, so he could struggle to gain separation offensively, as well as keep some of the league's taller guards in check on the defensive side of the ball. There were also times when he disappeared against some of the better teams in the NCAA and his specific skill-set as a deep-ball threat poses potential issues with his efficiency. That said, Young is heading into an extremely advantageous situation after being drafted by the Hawks with the fifth overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft. Atlanta traded last year's starting point guard, Dennis Schroder, to the Thunder this offseason, which should give Young an opportunity to jump into the starting unit right away. Jeremy Lin was added to the roster and could start if Young struggles during training camp or the preseason, but it's still Young's job to lose. As a result, the 19-year-old is slated for big minutes from the get go and is easily one of the more intriguing rookies from this year's class when looking at Fantasy potential. Lin should help take the pressure off Young at times and fellow youngsters Taurean Prince and John Collins are also on the rise, so the first-round pick should have some solid pieces alongside him to boost his assist numbers. Expectations will be high going into the season, though as mentioned previously, Fantasy owners will have to keep in mind his status as a rookie, as well as the potential for inefficiency issues going up against NBA talent.
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Double-double against Cavs
GAtlanta Hawks
February 12, 2020
Young scored a team-high 27 points (8-17 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 9-11 FT) while adding 12 assists, three rebounds and two steals in 37 minutes during Wednesday's 127-105 loss to the Cavaliers.
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Dials up 48 points, 13 dimes
GAtlanta Hawks
February 9, 2020
Young supplied 48 points (13-30 FG, 6-13 3Pt, 16-16 FT), 13 assists, two steals and one rebound in 48 minutes during Sunday's 140-135 double-overtime win against the Knicks.
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Ready for action Sunday
GAtlanta Hawks
February 9, 2020
Young (ankle) is in the starting lineup Sunday against the Knicks, Chris Kirschner of The Athletic reports.
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Could return Sunday
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Ankle
February 8, 2020
Young (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Knicks, Kevin Chouinard of the Hawks' official site reports.
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Out Friday
GAtlanta Hawks
Ankle
February 7, 2020
Young (ankle) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Celtics, Sarah K. Spencer of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
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