Adrian Benjamins and Coach Joe get into the weeds on the Atlanta Hawks (a treasure trove of fantasy value!), the playoffs (since they're amazing), and, of course, more on the draft lottery as we begin the countdown to the actual draft.
October 16, 2019, 11:17 pmTrae YoungPG, Atlanta Hawks
Trae Young was up to his old tricks on Wednesday, finishing with 23 points (7-of-19 from the field, 8-of-10 from the line), nine assists, a steal, a block, a 3-pointer and no turnovers in 35 minutes of action.
Its worth noting that the Hawks want to get Young up to 35 minutes per game this season, making this line a very attainable benchmark for him to hit on a night-to-night basis. There likely won't be too many games where he has zero turnovers, but it's nice to see after his rough stretch holding onto the ball to start the preseason.
October 14, 2019, 10:44 pmTrae YoungPG, Atlanta Hawks
Trae Young played 24 mintes on Monday in a 120-87 loss to Miami, putting up 23 points (7-for-17 FGs, 8-for-9 FTs), five rebounds, four assists, one 3-pointer and seven turnovers.
Trae's line reminds us that he can kill our turnover totals, but otherwise he's ready to dominate and likely to return value on a top-25 selection in fantasy drafts.
October 10, 2019, 12:17 amTrae YoungPG, Atlanta Hawks
Trae Young had a solid outing on Wednesday against the Magic, recording 19 points on 5-of-10 shooting with seven rebounds, five dimes, two triples and three steals in 28 minutes.
Trae is a hot target now in drafts and games like this will only add more wood to the already-searing flames of his ADP. A mainstay in the second round of most drafts, Young will need to deliver lines like this or better on a consistent basis if he's to live up to his current market demand value.
October 7, 2019, 11:55 amTrae YoungPG, Atlanta Hawks
Lloyd Pierce is aiming to limit players to 25 minutes in Monday's preseason opener.
Hello there, preseason DFS players. This puts a hard cap on all the Hawks, and if you were considering rolling with Trae Young, John Collins or anyone else, you may want to find alternatives with more minutes headed their way.
Source: KL Chouinard on Twitter
August 8, 2019, 3:15 pmTrae YoungPG, Atlanta Hawks
Trae Young has left Team USA minicamp early due to an eye infection.
This won't have any impact on Young's status for the upcoming season. Young was said to have been playing well the lately for the Select Team, and will now head home a few days earlier than the rest of the team.
Source: Brian Windhorst on Twitter
July 9, 2019, 1:31 pmTrae YoungPG, Atlanta Hawks
There has been no official announcement yet, but the expectation is that Trae Young will be added to the USA Basketball Select Team in Las Vegas in August.
Young certainly is deserving of the honor after averaging 19.1 points, 8.1 assists and 3.7 rebounds in a fantastic rookie season which saw him finish as the runner-up in the ROY voting. After an even stronger finish to the season for Young, it's going to take an earlier mid-round pick in fantasy to acquire his services,
Source: Tim Reynolds on Twitter
June 24, 2019, 9:30 pmLuka DoncicPG, Dallas Mavericks
Luka Doncic won the Kia NBA Rookie of the Year Award, beating finalists Trae Young and Deandre Ayton.
Ayton had the best fantasy season and Young had an amazing second half. However, Luka was a team leader, primary ball-handler and clutch shot-maker all season. His per-game averages of 21.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 1.1 steals and 2.3 threes exceed most expectations. If he can bump up his percentages, he could be an early-round fantasy star for over a decade.
Source: NBA on TNT
May 21, 2019, 2:12 pmTrae YoungG, Atlanta Hawks
Trae Young and Luka Doncic headlined the NBA All-Rookie First Team with Marvin Bagley III, Jaren Jackson Jr. and Deandre Ayton rounding out the rest of the selections.
Young and Doncic were unanimous votes, while Ayton was near unanimous and Jackson and Bagley held a slight edge over a few of the other selections. All of the rookies showed promise and a nice future ahead of them.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
May 17, 2019, 9:05 pmLuka DoncicG/F, Dallas Mavericks
Luka Doncic, Trae Young and Deandre Ayton have been selected as the finalists for this year’s NBA Rookie of the Year.
Doncic was the presumptive winner for most of the season and while Young made huge strides at the end of the year, this award is still Doncic’s to lose.
Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter
April 16, 2019, 1:23 pmTrae YoungG, Atlanta Hawks
In his rookie season Trae Young led the NBA in assists on dunks.
For anyone who still questions Young's ability to see the court, this should ease those doubts. Young's ability to set his teammates up for easy buckets was a big factor in his growth throughout the season. Young is looking to upset the presumed favorite Luka Doncic in the rookie of the year voting.
Source: Kevin L. Chouinard on NBA.com
April 11, 2019, 3:35 pmTrae YoungG, Atlanta Hawks
Trae Young finishes his season on a high note as he earned rookie of the month honors in the East for March/April.
Young has finished his campaign with an outside chance of winning ROY. However, Doncic is still the clear favorite. The trade made by the Hawks back in the 2018 draft isn't looking as bad as we once thought early on this season. Trae will have a great shot at having a stellar season in 2019-2020.
Source: Chris Vivlamore on Twitter
April 10, 2019, 11:50 pmTrae YoungG, Atlanta Hawks
Trae Young closed out his rookie campaign in Wednesday's season finale vs. the Pacers, finishing with 23 points, 11 assists, five rebounds, two steals and six turnovers on 6-of-18 shooting from the field.
Young’s first season was pretty incredible. The rookie, labeled “boom or bust.” around draft time had quite the second half “boom” after the first few months of his season were looking like a “bust”. Young averaged 19.1 points per game on .418 shooting to go with 8.1 assists, 3.7 rebounds, 0.9 steals, 3.8 turnovers and 1.9 3-pointers en route to overall season value of top-60 in 8-cat and just outside the top-120 in 9-cat. In his final two months, however, he went off on an absolute tear with averages of 23.7 points per game (.437 on FG), 9.3 assists, 4.6 boards, 0.9 steals, 3.4 turnovers and 2.5 three-pointers that lead his rise to top-25/40 (8-cat/9-cat) status. The prolific young PG ends the year second in total assists, trailing only Russell Westbrook. Leading the charge for one of the NBA’s fastest paced offenses with a year of experience under his belt, Trae Young could see himself coming off of draft boards very early next season.
April 7, 2019, 12:35 pmTrae YoungG, Atlanta Hawks
Trae Young (rest) will miss Sunday's contest in Milwaukee.
This will be Young's first missed game this season, and it appears to be for no other reason other than that the Hawks see that the tanking Mavs are hot on their trail. It's tough to imagine the Hawks resting him for the rest of the year, but it's at least on the radar as a possibility as this season comes to a close. Jaylan Adams will likely start this one and play a ton of minutes with no real backup behind him.
Source: Chris Kirschner on Twitter
The Hawks are on the rise and filled with young talent