After making his second All-Star appearance (which should’ve been his third), Trae Young has been named to the 2021-22 All-NBA Third Team, the first of his career.
2021-22 All-NBA teams:
First: Nikola Jokic, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Luka Doncic, Devin Booker, Jayson Tatum
Second: Joel Embiid, Ja Morant, Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, DeMar DeRozan
Third: Karl-Anthony Towns, LeBron James, Chris Paul, Trae Young, Pascal Siakam
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) May 25, 2022
Young is coming off an Eastern Conference Finals appearance and first-round exit during these playoffs. Ice Trae averaged 28.4 points on the best shooting of his career — 46% from the field, 38.2% from beyond the arc, and 90.4% from the free throw line.
Young has entered superstardom, joining elite company among All-NBA selections, which also comes with a substantial pay raise. Despite his Hawks being eliminated from playoff contention (in pretty embarrassing fashion), Young earned himself an extra $34.5 million. Making an All-NBA team triggers a clause in the designated rookie maximum extension he signed last summer that increases his projected salary from $172.5 million to $207 million over the next five seasons.
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