In his first three games of the season Trae Young has proven that he is not a fluke. The Atlanta point guard is averaging a whopping 34 points per game along with 7.3 assists and 4 rebounds a game. He is doing all this while leading his team to a 3-0 record to begin the year. The Hawks scored 83 points in the first half against the Bulls on opening night. He is playing like a young Curry launching the ball from anywhere on the court and shooting 42% from behind the arch. Young is already a lock for an Eastern Conference All-Star this year and will be fun to watch all season.
Markelle Fultz is already making his case for most improved player award early in the season. The magic point guard might have a chip on his shoulder being drafted number 1 overall in 2017 and many people already labeling his as a bust. So far this season he already raised his point per game numbers from 12 a game last year to 20.7 this season. The magic drafted Cole Anthony in the off season and Fultz felt some type of way about that and so far he is proving why the Orlando Magic traded for him. This is the last year of his contract and he needs to prove to the Magic or other teams that he is still worth the money, and so far is showing people just that.
In an awful first game of Lamelo's career he went scoreless shooting 0/5 from the field and turning the ball over three times. This puts him in a very undesirable group of top three picks to go scoreless in their NBA debut including Greg Oden, Hasheem Thabeet, Otto Porter Jr. Many people started freaking out about his performance but he started playing better throughout the week. He has yet to over 20 minutes in a game stuck behind two very good, established guards that happen to be playing out of their minds right now in Terry Rozier and Davante Graham. It was not the way you would want your top three pick to start off his career but he will be okay and will continue to grow in each game he plays.
Alec Burks has come out of the gate hot for the New York Knicks off the bench. He is averaging 20.7 points per game 3.7 assists and 3.7 rebounds as the 6th man for his team. He is making an early case for 6th man of year if he keeps this effort up. They might also end up starting his because the Knicks do not know what they are trying to do yet but Burks has been a bright spot in the first week of the NBA season for a team desperately looking for scoring.
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