Clippers wing Kawhi Leonard (two-time NBA Finals MVP) and Rockets guard James Harden (2018 NBA MVP) are the only two players more central to their team’s offense than Hawks point guard Trae Young (still only 21-years old). Young is scoring more efficiently than both while putting up 30 points per 36 minutes. Young is responsible for a larger portion of his team’s assists.
Obviously, I’m not placing Young on the same level as those two legends. His short resume includes a good rookie season on a losing team. But watch Young play and you’ll see that he’s quickly developing into the superstar the Hawks have lacked for so long.