The Best Player on Every NBA Team in 2022

Trae Young — Atlanta Hawks

When Trae Young is brought up in conversation, it’s inevitable that the Draft Day deal involving Luka Doncic gets brought up as well. Up until last year’s playoffs, the general consensus was that the Mavericks fleeced the Hawks by acquiring the superior player — Doncic — in the deal. And then, the Hawks made it all the way to the Eastern Conference Finals and the conversation surrounding the two young stars got a whole lot different.

Young led the Hawks past the Knicks and 76ers, earning his first two series wins before Doncic managed to win one. The gap between the two has certainly shrunk, as Young continues to light the league on fire from the offensive end. His ability to manipulate defenses with his passing while also scoring 30-plus every night is magnificent.

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