Atlanta Hawks: Trae Young Matches Career High in Points in Win Over Wolves

Atlanta Hawks, Trae Young (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Atlanta Hawks, Trae Young (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) /

The Atlanta Hawks encouraging season continued last night with a 131-123 victory over the T-Wolves. Trae Young led the way for Atlanta matching his career high in points.

Trae Young led the way for the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night scoring 36-points with 10-assists and 8-rebounds. It was Young’s second career 36-point game and one of his most memorable performances so far.

Young has shown a consistent ability this season to create offense regardless of who is on the floor with him. His ability to drive and score has been better than expected as well.

Pairing both of these abilities with his increasing consistency from deep and the Hawks are seeing what a special player they have drafted in Trae Young.

He is often overlooked and underrated among NBA pundits because of the fact few of them actually watch the rebuilding Hawks.  A Hawks’ roster that has gone from dismal a year ago, to exciting and promising.

Oftentimes in rebuilds, fans see what they hope to see in young players. Believing they are close to contending and turning the franchise around.

The Hawks are that rare exception, a team in rebuild mode showing signs of turning themselves into a contending team.  This is in large part due to the player Trae Young has been and is becoming.

I am quickly running out of words to describe Young’s inexplicable ability to create for his teammates while picking his spots to establish himself as a scorer.

While most young players must be taught how to defer to teammates the opposite has been true for Young. He is an unselfish player to a fault. One who has had to learn the times he needs to make the decision to be selfish.

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The Atlanta Hawks will face the Chicago Bulls this Friday night as they attempt to win their second game in a row continuing to show the special team they will become.