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Trae Young better than Doncic and better than Curry at the same age! Let the debate begin.

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Trae definitely earned his stripes ....

 

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He is good young pg but hope he isn’t ball hog like Westbrook 

 
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True, but I don’t believe he will reach Curry potential. 

 
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Very impressed with this guy. Did not expect him to be this clutch, composed, poised. Looks like a cold blooded vet out there. Knicks might have unleashed a Kraken on this league

 
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Trae for sure is built for it. Shut the entire Garden up. Doncic IMO has the edge but Trae is for real and wanted all the smoke the Knicks and the fans threw at him. 

 
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Doncic and curry having to deal with the west and Trae in the East an_light

 
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Trae young in the east tho

 
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Quote Originally Posted by jaybucko:

True, but I don’t believe he will reach Curry potential.

You’re right, only time will tell. But he is looking pretty good so far. I’m not sure who drafted him but a bunch of former Warriors front office guys work for the Hawks.  peace_5

 
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 Trae is built for the moment as you just witnessed. East/West doesn't matter. Kid has no fear. 

 
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Can he beat the sixers next series? I hope so I hate them so much

 
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Quote Originally Posted by jaybucko:

True, but I don’t believe he will reach Curry potential.

Trae won’t ever have the same squad what Curry had. Trae is a cold blooded machine bro. Yet, it’s too early to tell. Can’t wait to see him play the Sixers...

Hawks in 7...

 
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Was the knicks....all you have to do for is backtrack the games this season...they only beat the top west conference teams 3 games total. While they smoked the magic cavs knicks pistons all year. 

 
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look at what Doncic is doing right now with injury and against a premier defense

 
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Quote Originally Posted by AFNfootballnerd:

@racone Was the knicks....all you have to do for is backtrack the games this season...they only beat the top west conference teams 3 games total. While they smoked the magic cavs knicks pistons all year.

I don’t understand this take. They beat a bunch of Western playoff teams. 

 
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Doncic has a better true point skills and is bigger so he'll probably develop into a better defender.

 
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Quote Originally Posted by Bobbys_pregame:

look at what Doncic is doing right now with injury and against a premier defense

I chose the wrong night to post this. Doncic is having himself a game! an_roll_laugh

 
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Beat top 3 west only 3 games total this year the rest was cavs magic knicks all year...let’s wait to see how he does in  playoffs against top tier defenses...why everybody high off a performance against a first round knicks team being guarded by bullock? I

 
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Mav's won the first 2 games in LA because of Doncic. He's a beast. Ironically the Hawks traded him to Dallas so they could draft Young. Myself, I'll take Doncic. His size and how well he sees the floor, he's like Magic Johnson with a better shot.

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Couple of reasons why Luka is better than Trae right now:

1) Luka is so much smarter. Trae doesn't understand yet how to get his shot every possession. Guys like Luka, KD Harden etc can get their shot every possession if they want. Also Trae basic passing IQ is no where near Luka. 

2) I feel confidence from Trae but not the right type. Trae feels like a scorer. Give him the ball and he can likely put up 30 any game. But in similar to #1, its about how you do it. Trae doesn't seem to lead his team and well tbh only a handful of guys can lead and score at the same time. Luka is one of those guys. 

3) He is not as good of a shooter as you think. Trae this year shot 34% from 3. Steph had a higher volume and shot over 42%!! Crazy right. Trae had an effective FG% of 49% this year. Steph? 60%. Luka? 55% and he didn't shoot the 3 ball well this year at all, 33%. 

 

 
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This will be a great thread and will age very well...both Doncic and Young will be forever compared because of the draft...both have complete different body types so right away, their games are going to be completely different, but talent wise, very slight edge goes to Doncic only because hes been playing against grown men since 15...Young has truly impressed me with this entire season play and leadership...but what he did in this series is truly remarkable and he is only going to get better with experience...hope this thread gets archived because this will be a 10-15 year long fun debate

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Curry was not killing it like this this early in his career. Think he was still in montae Ellis shadow. This kid has took over this hawks team and molded him self into one of the best PG in the NBA.  I’m very happy for him and I’m impressed to say the least.  

 
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Quote Originally Posted by Phillip2002:

Couple of reasons why Luka is better than Trae right now: 1) Luka is so much smarter. Trae doesn't understand yet how to get his shot every possession. Guys like Luka, KD Harden etc can get their shot every possession if they want. Also Trae basic passing IQ is no where near Luka.  2) I feel confidence from Trae but not the right type. Trae feels like a scorer. Give him the ball and he can likely put up 30 any game. But in similar to #1, its about how you do it. Trae doesn't seem to lead his team and well tbh only a handful of guys can lead and score at the same time. Luka is one of those guys.  3) He is not as good of a shooter as you think. Trae this year shot 34% from 3. Steph had a higher volume and shot over 42%!! Crazy right. Trae had an effective FG% of 49% this year. Steph? 60%. Luka? 55% and he didn't shoot the 3 ball well this year at all, 33%.

Remember, you are young than both these guys. Have respect for your elders. an_roll_laugh

 

 
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Curry > Doncic > Trae. Curry change how the game is played. Doncic and Trae are really good but not on that level. 

 
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Quote Originally Posted by begginerboy:

Quote Originally Posted by Phillip2002: Couple of reasons why Luka is better than Trae right now: 1) Luka is so much smarter. Trae doesn't understand yet how to get his shot every possession. Guys like Luka, KD Harden etc can get their shot every possession if they want. Also Trae basic passing IQ is no where near Luka.  2) I feel confidence from Trae but not the right type. Trae feels like a scorer. Give him the ball and he can likely put up 30 any game. But in similar to #1, its about how you do it. Trae doesn't seem to lead his team and well tbh only a handful of guys can lead and score at the same time. Luka is one of those guys.  3) He is not as good of a shooter as you think. Trae this year shot 34% from 3. Steph had a higher volume and shot over 42%!! Crazy right. Trae had an effective FG% of 49% this year. Steph? 60%. Luka? 55% and he didn't shoot the 3 ball well this year at all, 33%. Remember, you are young than both these guys. Have respect for your elders.

LOL I might look older than Trae tho

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