Trae Young Thinks He’ll Be A Better Player Than Luka Doncic

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Trae Young Thinks He’ll Be A Better Player Than Luka Doncic


Trae Young is having himself an amazing rookie season. He’s averaging 16.4 points, and 7.3 assists and also is already leading the Atlanta Hawks. Young definitely is one of the three best rookies this season, so the Hawks franchsie and its fans should be very happy to have drafted such a talent, shouldn’t they? Well, not really! In exchange for Young and a future pick the Atlanta Hawks traded the draft rights to Luka Doncic to the Dallas Mavericks.

Doncic who easily is the most decorated rookie in NBA history, hasn’t skipped a beat since arriving in the NBA. We guys over in Europe, already knew he will be special before he was drafted, and it only took a handful of games to convince the rest of the world that he is legit. His attributes include athleticism, basketball intelligence and the ability to play against older players. He has a competitive drive, as well as unique versatility with the ability to dribble with both hands, rebound, shoot with range as well as passing and scoring in a variety of ways.

By now, everybody knows how much of a draft steal Luka is for the Mavericks and the hype is real.

In an appearance on ESPN’s The Jump, Young was asked about the draft swap and talked about it for the first time. He didn’t hesitate to give a bold confident opinion when asked who would be the better player in the future.


“In my eyes, it’s not a question. It’s gonna be me, but that’s just the competitive nature in my blood. I think that’s a no-brainer with me if you ask me that.”


While I don’t doubt that Young will have a great NBA career, it seems almost impossible to end up being the better player, compared to Doncic.

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