Atlanta Hawks: Guard Trae Young Early Season MVP?
The Atlanta Hawks are a rebuilding basketball team, but they have one of the rising stars in the NBA in Trae Young. He is one of the flashiest players in the NBA.
Young is a younger version of Steph Curry of the Golden State Warriors. Trae is a very good three-point shooter, a very good passer, and a very good teammate.
When he was drafted out of the University of Oklahoma, I thought he was going to be a bust because I thought he was a ball hog in college and would always chuck up shots. Well, I was completely wrong about him and he is becoming one of the best players in the NBA already this season.
In just the first week plus of the regular season, he could be the early candidate for the 2020-2021 NBA MVP.
Hawks Are Rising
The Eastern Conference isn’t as strong and 10 teams make it to the playoffs this season, so it is very possible that Atlanta is one of those 10 teams that make it to the playoffs. The postseason is fun and Trae Young needs to experience some postseason basketball sooner rather than later.
He is the heartbeat and the heart and soul of the Atlanta Hawks. This team continues to improve each and every game because of him.
We will see if they continue to play well or not. Atlanta is 3-1 so far this season. In four games played, Trae Young is averaging 33.0 PPG, 4.5 APG, 8.3 APG, 0.0 BPG, and 0.0 SPG.
If their was an NBA All-Star Game this season, their is no question that he would be selected. Young is only 22 years old. He was originally selected by the Dallas Mavericks in the 2018 NBA Draft with the fifth overall pick. Luka Doncic was originally drafted third overall by the Atlanta Hawks, but they were both traded on draft night for each other.
Both of these players are very good guards and will be superstars in the NBA for the next decade. It is maybe possible that they could face each other in an NBA Finals or exchange MVP Awards year in and year out.
Kevin Huerter, De’Andre Hunter, and John Collins are some of the young players on the Atlanta Hawks that Trae Young works around with.
Lloyd Pierce is the current head coach of the Atlanta Hawks. This team has a bright future ahead of them. Trae Young is on the trajectory of being one of the best shooters of all time if he keeps this up. The Hall of Fame is obviously still a whiles away, but I won’t go that route yet. In a few years from now, I will probably revisit it.
Trae Young is one of the reasons why fans will buy tickets and watch him on TV every single night. His MVP status and campaign for this season will be must see from here on out.
I still think Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks is going to win the award this season. However, Trae Young could snatch it if Doncic doesn’t step up his game and if Young continues to play well.
Do you think Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks can win the MVP Award in the NBA this season or no? Leave a comment below.
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