Watch highlights from Trae Young’s first ever triple-double (VIDEO)
Atlanta Hawks rookie Trae Young might not win the Rookie of the Year over Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic, but he’s already cemented himself as a franchise cornerstone.
The draft day trade between Atlanta and the Mavericks was largely panned at the time, but Young has bridged the gap between Doncic and himself over the course of the season. His unique passing ability, coupled with his outside shooting, has made him a League Pass favorite.
On Saturday night against the Brooklyn Nets, Young recorded his first ever triple-double, which will be just one of many over the course of his career.
Young posted a stat line of 23 points, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds.
Brooklyn got the win over Atlanta, 114-112, thanks in part to a clutch 3-pointer by D’Angelo Russell with just a 1:40 left.
Still, there is no doubt that Youngwill remember his performance and this historic occasion for years to come.