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NBA Star Power Index: Trae Young quietly becoming mid-range maestro; Lakers back to life without LeBron James

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Over his last 13 games, Young is averaging 29 points and nine assists on 51/45/88 shooting splits. Entering play on Wednesday, Young was cashing 55 percent of his almost five shots per game between 10 and 19 feet, per NBA.com. Counting Young’s 33-point box score in the Hawks’ win over Indiana on Wednesday, he’s up to 56.8 percent on all his midrange shots, which registers as the second-best mark in the league – just ahead of Kevin Durant and a three-percent uptick on Chris Paul – among all players logging at least four such attempts per game, trailing only LaMarcus Aldridge. 286 View Profile

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