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“Chuck Eat a Twinkie and Be Quiet”: Trae Young Fires Back at Charles Barkley for Being Named an All-Star Starter This Season

Trae Young is selected for his 2nd appearance in NBA All-Star in just his 4th year. He has been one of the best point guards in the game and numbers reflect the fact. 

Young has now earned his first-ever starting position in the All-Star team. Even though Atlanta Hawks do not have a good record (22-25), they are right now on a winning streak of 5.

Young’s number and efficiency have been better than ever. He is averaging 27.7 points (5th in the league) and 9.7 assists which is 3rd in the league. Even his PER is ranked 7th in the league with a rating of 25.56.

Charle Barkley also known as Chuck has a reputation for giving bad takes. However, there are many other Guards from Eastern Conference who can replace Trae.

Trae Young had a hilarious reply ready for Chuck tweeting “Chuck eat a twinkie and be quiet some time.”

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Players who can replace Trae Young in the All-Star starting position

Trae Young is having a fantastic season individually. However, there are several players who can compete with Trae head-to-head in numbers and have a better team record.

James Harden is one of the top players in the league for a long time. He is leading the NBA in assists per game i.e 10 assists. Harden is also close to averaging a triple-double. The Beard is averaging 23 points and 8 rebounds per game, just 2 shy from averaging a triple-double for the season.

Another Guard who can replace Trae is Zach Lavine. The Bulls Guard is averaging 25 points, 5 rebounds, and 4.3 assists per game. He is also efficient in shooting as his shooting splits are 48/40/87.

However, in my opinion, Trae Young deserves to be an All-Star over both the players. Even though Harden is matching Trae in stats but his efficiency is nowhere close to Young. Atlanta Hawks Guard is shooting 38% from behind the arc to Harden’s 33%.

Zach Lavine is efficient from the floor but is short in terms of statistical numbers. Furthermore, both the players are far behind in PER and are ranked 27th (Lavine) and 21st (Harden) to Young’s 7th.

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