Trae Young
Trae Young
20-Year-Old GuardG
Atlanta Hawks
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year, $11.63 million contract with the Hawks in July of 2018.
Goes off for 35
GAtlanta Hawks
October 21, 2018
Young had 35 points (13-23 FG, 6-14 3PT, 3-3 FT) and 11 assists in Sunday's win over the Cavs.
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The Hawks steamrolled their way to a 22-point win on the road behind what was easily the best game of Young's brief career. The rookie knocked down six three-pointers and committed just one turnover in a team-high 38 minutes of action.
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Off injury report
GAtlanta Hawks
October 21, 2018
Young (elbow) has been removed from the injury report for Sunday's game against the Cavaliers, KL Chouinard of Hawks.com reports.
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Probable with elbow bruise
GAtlanta Hawks
Elbow
October 20, 2018
Young is probable for Sunday's game against the Cavaliers due to a left elbow contusion, Chris Kirschner of The Athletic reports.
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Drops 20 in loss to Grizzlies
GAtlanta Hawks
October 19, 2018
Young scored 20 points (7-18 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 2-3 FT) while adding nine assists, two rebounds, a steal and a block in 33 minutes during Friday's 131-117 loss to the Grizzlies.
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Promising start Wednesday
GAtlanta Hawks
October 18, 2018
Young finished with 14 points (5-14 FG, 1-5 3Pt, 3-4 FT), six rebounds, and five assists in 33 minutes during Wednesday's 126-107 loss to the Knicks.
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Locked in as starter
GAtlanta Hawks
October 15, 2018
Coach Lloyd Pierce confirmed Monday that Trae Young will start the season-opener against New York, Michael Cunningham of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
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