The Players of the Week were announced for the first week of the NBA season today, and rightfully, Trae Young received the nomination for the Eastern Conference.
After an otherworldy second-half for a first-year player, Young has been bursting with confidence to begin this season, leading to an eye-opening first two games. He is first in the NBA in scoring, with 38.5 points per game while dishing out a casual nine dimes and grabbing seven boards per contest as well.
Young started the year with a sixteen point first quarter against the Pistons to go along with four assists. He ended the week by sealing the Hawks win in the home opener with a deep three-pointer that banked in off the backboard. In just a seven-day span, the Trae Young show has become the hottest thing in Atlanta, and an All-Star bid in his second season now seems more like a probability rather than a longshot.
Karl Anthony-Towns won the Western Conference Player of the Week. He averaged 32.0 points on a 52.5 FG%, 13.3 rebounds, 5.0 assists, and 3.0 steals.