Rockets’ Chris Paul says Hawks rookie Trae Young is ‘fun to watch because he’s so skilled’
Atlanta Hawks rookie point guard Trae Young put on a show on Monday against Chris Paul, James Harden and the Houston Rockets.
The 20-year-old scored a career-high 36 points and also dished out eight assists. It was a performance the youngster will remember for a long time since he did it against one of the best point guards in NBA history in CP3.
After the game, Paul had a lot of good things to say about Young, telling reporters the fifth overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft is very skilled for his age.
“He’s fun to watch because he’s so skilled,” Paul told Chris Kirschner of The Athletic. “I think that’s what people may miss when watching him. His handles, man. He can come off a ball screen and he can stop and whip it to the other side of the court with his left hand.
“It ain’t maybe four or five guys in the entire NBA that can do that and he does it efficiently. He’s only going to get better and better.”
Mavs rookie Luka Doncic has been getting all the hype this season, but we should really appreciate what Trae Young is doing this season as well for the Hawks.
The Texas native has 19 double-doubles on the season and has improved his shooting percentage each month.
Young is averaging 17.5 points and 7.7 assists in 61 games while shooting 41.0 percent from the field and 32.9 percent from the 3-point line.
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