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Trae Young Becomes The First Player In 49 Years To Lead The NBA In Both Total Points And Assists Since Nate Archibald In 1973

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Trae Young Becomes The First Player In 49 Years To Lead The NBA In Both Total Points And Assists Since Nate Archibald In 1973

Trae Young is one of the best point guards in the league today. He is a fantastic offensive player who is a dynamic playmaker and scorer. Over the course of the 2021-22 season, Trae Young has averaged 28.4 PPG, 3.7 RPG, and 9.7 APG.

At the conclusion of the season, it was revealed by the Twitter page StatMuse that Trae Young has accomplished an insane statistical feat. Trae Young is the first person to accomplish this since Nate Archibald in the 1972-73 season.

This accomplishment shows a few things about Trae Young. Firstly, to achieve this, one has to be very good on the offensive end, as leading the league in total points and assists requires immense talent and skill. Secondly, this also speaks volumes about Trae Young's durability as well. He has played 76 out of a possible 82 games this season, and it's clear that he was committed to showing up to the court every game and trying to help his team turn around their season after a poor start.

Trae Young reacted to his achievement with lyrics from Drake's song "Mob Ties", and one can see why he chose to do so, as the lyric he chose encapsulates what he managed to achieve this season. It is clear that Trae Young deserves his respect from the crowd.

The Atlanta Hawks will need Trae Young to continue firing on all cylinders if they are to get out of the play-in tournament and make the playoffs. If they beat the Charlotte Hornets, they will be facing either the Brooklyn Nets or the Cleveland Cavaliers, neither of which is an easy matchup.

If Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks do end up getting to the playoffs, they will be facing the Miami Heat in the first round. While the Miami Heat will obviously be favorites going into the series, having Trae Young on the roster means that the Hawks will have a chance against the Heat on any given night.