Trae Young Returns To OKC As All-Star Starter

Brett Davis
Trae Young returns home as an All-Star starter when Oklahoma City Thunder (26-19) hosts Atlanta Hawks (11-34) tonight at 7 pm.

“To hear the news and be in Oklahoma, it’s special, ” Young said in Friday's shootaround, via Atlanta Hawks.

Young, Hawks SG, is coming the heels of Thursday's announcement of being named an All-Star starter for Eastern Conference.

“I was super excited,” Young told reporters, via The Oklahoman, this morning ahead of tonight’s contest.

 “Just started tearing up, and emotions were just flowing. It felt a lot like all the hard work and all that I put into the summer and the offseason just paid off. Obviously, I want to continue to get better and win some more games with this team, but me being an All-Star has definitely been a dream of mine.”

Hawks coach Lloyd Pierce spoke about Young receiving the news in Oklahoma.

“It’s one of those stories where it’s perfect timing, perfect situation, perfect opportunity,” Pierce told reporters Friday, via Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

He is the third-leading scorer in the league (29.2 PPG), fourth in assist (8.6) in his second year.

NBA's annual All-Star game is February 16 in Chicago.

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