Trae Young is already an NBA star and he’s not planning to stop there. The sophomore point guard is having a terrific season, individually speaking, but it’s not a secret every NBA fan believes he needs help to lift the Atlanta Hawks.
Recently, during an appearance on ESPN’s The Jump, Young was inquired about this situation by Chicago Bulls legend Scottie Pippen. After praising him for his shooting skills and the improvement he’s made in his game, Pippen went straight to the point and asked him how long a player of his caliber can handle losing.
“Not long. Not long,” he replied. “My mind is focused on winning and figure out a way to help my team win and that’s my main priority, just try to help my team win and obviously it’s been tough, last year and this year so far, we haven’t been able to really find that edge that helps us win. A lot of people look at the fact that I’m super young. I’m just trynna help our team win, trynna find a way and I think it will come.”
Young has all the talent in the world to take the Hawks to be important in the league once again. However, that’s not going to happen if he doesn’t get the help he needs to transcend in the Eastern Conference.
This season he’s averaging 29.2 points, 9.2 assists and 4.4 rebounds per game while shooting 44.3 percent from the field, 36.9 from deep and 85.2 from the free-throw line.
This kid is already doing big things in the league, but he needs something or somebody else to make a bigger impact on the Hawks.