Trae Young reached another personal milestone on Friday, notching his 400th career three-pointer during the Hawk’s 116-100 win over the Washington Wizards. Young, a 22-year-old, reached the mark in only 159 games. He now holds the record for the fewest games to reach 400 threes in NBA history.
Trae Young surpassed 400 career 3-pt FG tonight in his 159th career game.
That's the fewest games to reach 400 threes in NBA history (3-point era dates to 1979-80). pic.twitter.com/nuw0OFFvuP
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 30, 2021
Trae had a game-high 41 points while shooting 10/18 from the field and 5/8 beyond the arc. After a rough shooting stretch last week, the All-Star has seamlessly gotten back into his groove. Although he might not be quite in the conversation of greatest sharpshooters of all time if he maintains this rate, he might be one day. This is coming off of Trae’s response to the John Collins locker room incident too.
“Of course if there’s anything out there publicly, I always go directly to [that person],” said Young, per Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports. “As for the John [Collins] incident, me and him talked about it as soon as it got out the next day and we were both confused. It just got out and it was over a regular film session. So there’s no beef or anything in there to begin with.
“There hasn’t been any locker room issues on my side,” added the All-Star guard. “Anything that people were saying about locker room issues, there hasn’t been one. It’s all about our team and how we’ve been trying to get better in film sessions.”
It seems that everything in Atlanta was blown out of proportion and that Lloyd Pierce has his team playing more cohesively. As the team gets healthier, the Eastern Conference should be on notice if Trae’s stellar play continues.