Trae Young named to his first All-NBA team

Trae Young has capped off a fantastic 2021-2022 NBA season by being named to his first All-NBA team. He is selected alongside the likes of Chris Paul and LeBron James.

Trae Young is a bonafide superstar for the Atlanta Hawks. He has capped off a season in which he became the first NBA player to lead the league in points (2,154) and assists (737) in 50 years by being named to his first All-NBA team.

He is slotted on the third team alongside the likes of Chris Paul, LeBron James, Pascal Siakam, and Karl Anthony Towns.

For as difficult as the 2021-2022 season was for the team, it was yet another exclamation point on a fantastic young career for Trae Young. He wrapped his season with a final stat-line of 28.4 points, 3.7 rebounds, and 9.7 assists. Young boasted career highs in overall field goal percentage, three-point percentage, free-throw percentages, and assists.

Trae Young expects to see quite the payday as a result of this selection, too. He is now eligible for a projected salary of $207 million over the next five years rather than the $172.5 over five years that he would have made otherwise.

The Hawks had an otherwise difficult season after finishing a few games over .500 at 43-39. They stumbled to a first-round exit, courtesy of the first seeded Miami Heat, after escaping the play-in tournament with wins over the Cleveland Cavaliers and Charlotte Hornets.