Trae Young named to 2021-22 All-NBA Team, locking in supermax pay raise

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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.

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.

Photographer: Melissa Tamez/Icon Sportswire

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