Michael Cunningham: Trae Young might have made All-Star team with better play in clutch

ATLANTA — The NBA All-Star Game is scheduled to be played Sunday at State Farm Arena. Hawks point guard Trae Young won’t be in it. That’s nothing new for Atlanta. No Hawks players were picked for the NBA’s showcase game in 1978 at the Omni or 2003 at Philips Arena. The difference is that Young has a stronger case than any home-city player during those years. Young ranks fifth in scoring and third in assists among Eastern Conference players. The Hawks (16-20) have a losing record, but so do the teams of four East All-Stars: Bradley Beal (Wizards), Zach LaVine (Bulls), Nikola Vucevic (Magic) and…

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