Trae Young is 2nd Youngest NBA Player to Score 10,000 Points, 1,000 3-Pointers

Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young became the second-youngest player in NBA history to reach 10,000 points and 1,000 3-pointers, accomplishing this feat in the second-fewest games played.
‣ Young also became the 10th-youngest player in NBA history to score 10,000 points and recorded his 10,000th career point during Atlanta’s win over the San Antonio Spurs.
‣ Despite his achievements, Young currently leads the NBA this season in missed field goals and turnovers. He ranks fifth in points, second in assists, 10th in steals, fifth in free throws, and ninth in usage percentage.

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Trae Young, the star of Atlanta Hawks, has made history. At the tender age of 25 years and 118 days, he’s the second-youngest player in NBA history to hit 10,000 points and 1,000 3-pointers. He managed to surpass Jayson Tatum who was 25 years and 246 days when he achieved the same feat.

Not just that, Young also accomplished this in the second-fewest games played (390). He overtook Donovan Mitchell who took 410 games. Moreover, Young has become the 10th-youngest player in NBA history to score 10,000 points. He outdid Bob McAdoo who was 25 years, 137 days old.

During Atlanta’s 109-99 victory over the San Antonio Spurs, Young hit his 10,000th career point. It was a free throw at the 53.8-second mark in the third quarter. Multiple NBA betting sites rank the Hawks as having the 18th-best odds to win this season’s championship. Teams like Miami Heat, New York Knicks, and Indiana Pacers are shown to have better odds.

In the game against San Antonio, Young racked up 36 points, six rebounds, 13 assists, one steal, and one block. All this in just 38 minutes of play. It was his 25th double-double of the season. His shooting stats were impressive too: 11-of-24 (45.8%) from the field, 6-of-11 (54.5%) outside the arc, and 8-of-9 (88.9%) at the foul line.

When asked about his milestone, Young said, “It was not on my mind at all. I was just trying to go out there and win and put on a show.” Young also notched his 73rd career game with at least 30 points and 10 assists. This ties him with Jerry West for the sixth-most such games in NBA history.

In the game against the Spurs, Young scored 29 points in the first half. Atlanta led 69-34 at halftime. Despite making 10 of 14 shots from the field in the first two quarters, Young only made one basket on 10 attempts after halftime. The Spurs made a comeback, bringing the score to 99-93.

San Antonio outscored the Hawks 65-40 in the second half. Young commented, “I think obviously we did a good job in the first half, the attention to detail and the focus we had was huge for us. In the second half, I just think we got too relaxed. … Thankfully we had as big a lead as we did and were able to hang on.”

Three other Hawks players finished with a double-double against San Antonio. These were Jalen Johnson (16 points, 10 rebounds), Dejounte Murray (13 points, 13 boards), and Clint Capela (13 points, 11 rebounds). This was the fourth game this season where four Hawks players tallied a double-double. It’s the first time since the 1968-69 season (six games) that Atlanta had four such games in a season.

Despite his achievements, Trae Young currently leads the NBA this season in missed field goals (428) and turnovers (156). He ranks fifth in points (1,016), second in assists (404), 10th in steals (53), fifth in free throws (266), and ninth in usage percentage (31.3%).

James Shotwell
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