July 23, 2024

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Trae Young, who was just voted the Eastern Conference Player of the Week, is having an incredible season and today he created some history with the Atlanta Hawks.

Needing just three assists to pass Mookie Blaylock on the All-Time Hawks assists leaders, Young hit that mark tonight and now trails only Doc Rivers for the most assists in franchise history.

Given the way his career has gone, it should not take long for Young to pass Rivers on that list.

As mentioned earlier, Young was honored this week with the Eastern Conference Player of the Week.

This is Young’s first honor of the season and seventh of his career.

In three games played this past week, Young led the Hawks to a perfect 3-0 record averaging 31.0 points on .569 FG% (33-58 FGM), .645 3FG% (20-31 3FGM), and .778 FT% (7-9 FTM), 11.3 assists, 1.7 steals and 1.0 rebound in 39.5 minutes of play.

The 25-year-old became the first player since Dwyane Wade (3/6/09-3/9/09) to average at least 30.0 points and 10.0 assists on .500%/.600%/.700% shooting splits and the first player in NBA history to do so with a minimum of 20 three-pointers, per Elias Sports.

Amongst Eastern Conference players this past week, Young ranked first in APG (11.3), 3FGM (6.7), and 3FG% (.645%, min. 15 3FGA), fifth in PPG (31.0), tied fifth in FGM (11.0) and SPG (1.67).

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