Trae Young will officially be a participant in the 2024 All-Star game. He and Scottie Barnes were selected as injury replacements for Joel Embiid and Julius Randle.
Toronto’s Scottie Barnes and Atlanta’s Trae Young have been named by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver as injury replacements on the Eastern Conference team for the 2024 NBA All-Star Game.— NBA Communications (@NBAPR) February 6, 2024
The two players will replace Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid and New York’s Julius Randle. pic.twitter.com/ZkP7gZmbhj
Averaging 27.3 points and 10.9 assists this season, Young has been on a tear since being snubbed from the original roster. In his last 5 games, his numbers have been more than comparable to any guard in basketball, averaging 29.6 points, 11.6 assists, and 1.8 steals on 52/57/89 splits.
When asked about being an injury replacement in a postgame presser, Young was very mature in his response.
While Young and his fans would’ve liked to see his name on the original roster, he will be an All-Star nonetheless. This will be the third All-Star appearance of his career, and that’s an honor. This will make All-Star weekend a much more enjoyable experience for fans of the Atlanta Hawks.