Atlanta Hawks: Several Positives Emerge Despite 0-2 Start

Atlanta Hawks, Trae Young (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
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The play of Trae Young

Trae Young continues to validate general manager Travis Schlenk’s controversial trade for him in the 2018 NBA Draft, every time that he laces up his sneakers. Aside from turnovers, Trae Young has been spectacular.

Trae Young has posted a scoring average of 13.5 points per game in 27 minutes of action. He’s done so while shooting 45 percent from the field. Trae also continues to show that his shooting range extends to the State Farm Arena parking lot.

The maestro Trae Young is averaging eight assists per game so far. This includes an 11 assist effort against the New Orleans Pelicans. Young continues to show he is a magician with basketball. He recently made J.J. Reddick look silly, with a nutmeg pass to himself, and proceeded to finish at the rim.

Trae Young is a bonafide superstar in the making. He is a passing savant-like Steve Nash. He has the shooting range of Steph Curry. He also has the ball-handling skills of Allen Iverson, with the floater to match.

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More than just skills, Trae Young possesses the work ethic of Kobe Bryant and channels the mentality of Michael Jordan. This franchise has not been blessed to have a player that combines the skill level, work ethic and mental fortitude that Young encompasses since the great Dominique Wilkins thrilled fans in The Omni.

The sky is the limit for Trae Young and these talented young Atlanta Hawks. We get our next glimpse at watching the maturation of that talent, as the Hawks travel to Miami to battle the Heat on Monday, November 14. Enjoy this process Hawks fans. It will lead to greatness sooner than later.