Trae Young Shares His Reaction To Being Named An All-Star

Today, Hawks point guard Trae Young was named to his third All-Star appearance. Young and Raptors forward Scottie Barnes were named as injury replacements for Joel Embiid and Julius Randle and while Young deserved to already be on the team, it was good to see that he was named to the game anyway. 

 

Shortly after being named an All-Star, Young shared his reaction on Social Media saying “To all my fans, all my beautiful fans, thank you! I said it before & I’m going to say it again, been a star, still a star, & always going to be. Catch you in Indy.”

 

Young, who is an All-Star for the third time in his career (2020, 2022, 2024), is averaging career-bests of 10.9 assists and 1.5 steals, while registering 27.3 points and 2.8 rebounds in a career-high 36.6 minutes per game. He has handed out an NBA-leading 490 assists, on pace to become the first player to lead the league in total assists in three straight seasons since Steve Nash (2009-12), per Elias Sports.

 

Among Eastern Conference players, the sixth-year guard ranks second in assists per game (also second in the NBA), third in points per game (eighth in the NBA), second in steals per game (seventh in the NBA) and first in made three-pointers per game (3.4 3FGM, fourth in the NBA). He is the only player in the NBA averaging at least 25.0 points and 10.0 assists and is the only player in the East, and one of only two players in the NBA this season, to be ranked top 10 in points per game, assists per game and steals per game.

 

This season, Young has recorded an NBA-leading 27 games with 20-or-more points and 10-or-more assists, in addition to an Eastern Conference-leading 14 games with 30-or-more points and 10-or-more assists (second-most such games in the NBA). The Oklahoma product registered at least 30 points and 10 assists in seven straight games from Dec. 13 through Dec. 23, tying Oscar Robertson for the longest such streak in NBA history. He currently owns 76 career games of 30+ points and 10+ assists, tied with Nate Archibald for the fifth-most such games in NBA history.

 

The three-time All-Star guard has drawn 11 charges this season, tied for the ninth-most drawn charges in the NBA and the second-most drawn charges in a single season in his career (2019-20: 13).

 

 

Gideon Canice

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