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For every action, there is an equal or greater reaction. Last year, Trae Young forced his way into the top tier of the NBA, one free throw and one bow at a time. What resulted was a swift blowback that included rules changes aimed directly at his game and his omission from the 2021 Team USA Basketball Olympics squad.

If you were expecting the 23-year-old to shrink in his fourth season, then you were dead wrong. Young averaged career-highs in ten different statistical categories and became the second player in NBA history to lead the league in total points and assists. With that being said, let's review his 2021-22 season.

Mar 30, 2022; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA; Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) gestures towards Oklahoma City Thunder center Olivier Sarr (30) after scoring a basket during the first half at Paycom Center.
Feb 3, 2022; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) reacts after making a long three point shot late in the game against the Phoenix Suns during the second half at State Farm Arena.
Jan 30, 2022; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) dribbles against Los Angeles Lakers guard Malik Monk (11) during the second half at State Farm Arena.
Apr 17, 2022; Miami, Florida, USA; Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) and Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) collide during the first half of game one of the first round for the 2022 NBA playoffs at FTX Arena.

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