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Hawks & # 39; Trae Young has been named Rookie of the Year



Trae Young was ousted by Luka Doncic for the NBA freshman of the year.

The League announced its winners on Monday night. Young, the starting point guard of the Hawks, was fourth in the league of assists in his first season. Doncic, the wing of the Mavericks, had higher averages for points and rebounds.

Doncic finished the race with 496 points with 98 votes on the first and two votes on second place in the Pool of 100 Voters. Young finished with 301 points. He received two votes in first place and 97 votes in second place.

DeAndre Ayton of the Suns, number 1

last year, was the other finalist. He had 66 points.

The connection between Young and Doncic, who were exchanged in the late night, persists. The Hawks took Doncic No. 3 and the No. 5 Mavericks Young. The Hawks also earned a first round in the deal used for Cam Reddish at No. 10 in last week's week week by Young. "This kid plays the ball in a remarkable way. This child will be a good shooter very soon. This kid has never played in the NBA, others have it professionally. Do not dream. We love where we are. "

Young appeared in 81 games this season and was just a game of rest. He finished with an average of 19.1 points, 8.1 assists and 3.7 rebounds in 30.9 minutes. Young finished fourth in the championship standings in the league, behind Russell Westbrook, Kyle Lowry and Chris Paul. The young shot .418 out of the field, including .324 from the 3-point area.

Doncic, who played in Europe before coming on as a substitute, appeared in 72 games. He finished with an average of 21.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 6.0 assists in 32.2 minutes. He shot .427 out of the field, including .327 from the 3-point area.

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"Trae does exactly what we expect from great NBA players, and we're happy to have one that makes everyone on the team better," said Ressler. "That sounds so easy and indeed so difficult."