Hawks rookie Trae Young has drawn many comparisons to Stephen Curry and the Warriors star isn’t thrilled about it. The pair of guards both have the ability to get hot from deep, but Curry made sure to make a few points about what really matters after Golden State beat Atlanta 128-111 on Monday.
“When I was a rookie, Steve Nash’s name was thrown out a lot,” Curry said in his post game interview, via Mark Medina of The Mercury News. “You take that with respect, and understand it’s flattering, but at the end of the day, that’s not going to carry you through the league. It’s what you do with the opportunity you have in front of you. I’ve been blessed to have had a lot of success and experience in the league, and obviously you expect Trae (Young) to kind of carve out his own lane.”
Steph admits he’s tired of hearing that Trae Young is similar to him pic.twitter.com/hJLSgG85vY
— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) December 4, 2018
Curry recently missed 10 games while recovering from a groin injury he suffered against the Bucks. He scored 30 points against the Hawks in his second game back after returning. Klay Thompson and Kevin Durant scored 27 and 28 points, respectively, so Atlanta was clearly outmatched. Young scored 20 points in the contest and recorded three assists on the night.
Young was recently named Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month. But he still has a ways to go before he can be mentioned in the same sentence as Curry, who is a two-time NBA MVP and three-time NBA Finals champion.