Steve Nash Sees Himself In Trae Young

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Steve Nash Sees Himself In Trae Young


Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young, was one of the most impressive rookies of these past couple of rookie classes. Even though many expected Young to have a lot of problems transitioning from college to the NBA, he was able to shine in his first year as an NBA player, averaging 19.1 points, 8.1 assists, and 3.7 rebounds per game.

Before Young was drafted, people were comparing his skillset to Stephen Curry’s, claiming that the two-time MVP’s style of play was most comparable to Young’s. While this comparison still stands in the eyes of many, another former two-time MVP now revealed that Young reminds him of his young self.

Steve Nash told The Undefeated, that he sees himself in Trae Young:


“We’re as similar as players from different eras can be. He has wonderful vision and passing ability. But he is also a great scorer, shooter. He is growing up in an era where point guards have more of the liberty to attack first. If he had grown up in my era, he might have been a pass-first point guard because he has an incredible eye for it.”

“We’re similar in our skill set. We both shoot. We both like to score from all three levels: deep, mid range, floaters that finish at the rim. We’re creative around the rim because we’re not as explosive as some of our contemporaries.”


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