Trae Young: Better Than Stephen Curry?

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Stephen Curry is a top 10-point guard of all-time. He is also considered to be one of the greatest jump shooters to ever play the game. But it took quite a while for Curry to get acclimated to the NBA Game.

Curry’s 1st three seasons:

2009-2010: 17 points, 5.9 assists, 4.5 rebounds.

2010-2011: 18 points, 5.8 assists, 3.2 rebounds.

2011-2012: 14.7 points, 5.3 assists, 3.4 rebounds.

On June 21, 2018, Trae Young was selected with the fifth overall pick by the Dallas Mavericks in the 2018 NBA draft, he was traded to the Atlanta Hawks along with a protected future first round pick in exchange for the rights to the third overall pick, Luka Dončić.

Most NBA experts, like myself, labeled Trae Young as a “poor-man’s” version of Curry. I was wrong. At this stage of his career, Young is better than Curry was.

In his rookie season Young averaged 19.1 points, 8.1 assists and 3.1 rebounds per game.

This season, he has taken his game to another level. He is averaging 29.6 points, 9.3 assists and 4 rebounds per contest. He is shooting 51% from the field 86% from the free throw line.

The Atlanta point guard is only 21 years-0ld. He is 4th in the league in scoring. Only James Harden, Bradley Beal, and Giannis Antetokounmpo average more points per game. LeBron James leads the NBA, averaging 10.6 assists per game, Young is 2nd averaging, 9.3.

He is in the top 10 in almost every offensive category. He is doing thison an Atlanta Hawks team is not very talented.  Young is not only one of the youngest players in the NBA, he is one of the best players in basketball.

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