The NBA’s Rookie of the Year award won’t be announced for another month, (and the general consensus is that Luke Doncic has it all but locked up), but Trae Young did his part in the second half of the season to at least make it a conversation. The Atlanta Hawks rookie point guard averaged 24.7 points per game after the All-Star break, shot a healthy 35 percent from deep on seven attempts per night and raised his assists per game from 7.6 to 9.2. He even pulled down nearly 5 rebounds a night for good measure.
Young has instantly become the face of a new era in ATL hoops, the catalyst behind an incredibly entertaining offense that also features John Collins and whomever the Hawks select with the no. 8 and 10 picks in the upcoming draft. And if you had any doubt that Young is Atlanta’s new favorite son, Quavo made it official when he gifted Young an icy-as-all-hell chain to celebrate his rookie year.
The Migos frontman hooked Young up with a chain that features one of Young’s nicknames, “Ice Trae,” atop a basketball.
“To an incredible season. Welcome to the A. Young Rookie of the Year in my book,” Quavo says as Young opens his gift.
Young may not end up winning the award, but does Doncic have himself a custom chain given to him by one of the most popular rappers in the world? I think not.