Trae Young on being likened to Stephen Curry: ‘I love the comparisons’
One of the hottest names in the upcoming NBA Draft will be former Oklahoma guard Trae Young. Young set the college basketball world ablaze when he averaged 27.4 points, 3.9 rebounds and 8.7 assists per game during his freshman campaign. Due to his playing time, the quick comparison for his style is Golden State Warriors superstar guard Stephen Curry.
It’s very high praise, indeed, to be compared to one of the best point guards in the league and one of the best shooters ever. Although it can also put lot of pressure on a rookie. Instead of ignoring the hype, Young will embrace it going into his rookie season.
“He’s a two-time MVP and (NBA) champion, (so) I love the comparisons,” Young said, via the Chicago Tribune. “I bring a lot of different things from different types of players. I’m just trying to be the best version of Trae Young.
“I bring a lot of things to a team. I bring immediate impact off the court as much as I do on the court. As far as my skill set, I can spread out the defense, attack defenders in multiple ways (and) get my teammates involved. I pretty much do it all for a team and I am looking forward to making a huge impact for whatever team I go to.”a
Trae Young’s confidence: pic.twitter.com/c0UgAAtPHB
— ESPN (@espn) May 19, 2018
The team picking in the top ten that appears to be the best fit for Young would be the Orlando Magic. The Magic had just traded Elfrid Payton to the Phoenix Suns in February, so they currently do not have a stable option at the point guard position.
Teams like the Dallas Mavericks, Atlanta Hawks, Chicago Bulls and Memphis Grizzlies already have their point guard locked in with a big-man-heavy draft ahead. Young’s biggest weakness is his short stature and thin frame. But with his ability to shoot and stretch the defense, he might be a great option for Orlando to build around in the future.