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NBA 2018-19: Who won the Luka Doncic and Trae Young draft-night deal?

Jason Mills
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Trae Young

Toronto Raptors v Atlanta Hawks
Toronto Raptors v Atlanta Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks are currently 5-17 with a .227 winning percentage. They are 13 games behind the Toronto Raptors, who lead the Eastern Conference and the Hawks are the 2nd worst team in the East. 

The bright spot is the crown jewel, who the Hawks traded, with the Mavericks, to acquire, at the draft. Trae Young is not just young, he is young and brilliant. He has shown great speed and quickness and an undeniable ability to get to the basket, when driving. He has a good shot and from long range already, as well.  His passing skills are good and he has great offensive awareness.  

The only real flaw, that’s obvious, is he needs to get better with his perimeter defense one on one. He also needs to improve his shooting percentage, at 38.3%, he either needs to shoot less or be more selective. Atlanta are not very good and Young's shooting percentage might be because Atlanta are relying on him too much. 

So far, in his young career, Trae has had a game of 35 points and 11 assists, against Cleveland. He also had a 25 point 17 assist game, against the Clippers. Young is averaging 15.9 points per game and 7.6 assists per game, so far this season.

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