Trae Young has been named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the first week of the NBA season.
Young has helped the Atlanta Hawks get off to a perfect 2-0 start to the 2019-20 season, behind two historic performances. Young became the first player in NBA history to have 38+ points, 9+ assists and 7+ rebounds in each of his team's first two games.
Young's 38 points in the season opener against the Detroit Pistons were the most points scored by a hawks player in a season opener, since Dominique Wilkins' 39 against the New Jersey Nets in 1986.
Only three players in NBA history have had 77+ points, 15+ assists and 14+ rebounds through their team's first two regular season games. Those three players are Larry Bird (1987-88), Russell Westbrook (2016-17) and Young (2019-20).
Young’s 2019-20 stats (first two games)
- 38.5 points
- .726 TS%
- 9.0 assists
- 7.0 rebounds
- 1.5 steals