Forget about all the criticism that the Atlanta Hawks received for acquiring Trae Young from the Dallas Mavericks in the 2018 NBA Draft. Instead of nitpicking his weaknesses, it’s time to address his unreal shooting ability.
It’ll be tough for Young to reach Steph Curry’s status of greatness, but the Oklahoma superstar is certainly off to an amazing start.
With the game on the line for the Hawks, Young hit the game-winning shot on a three-pointer from way downtown.
Trae Young from 30 feet for the win? pic.twitter.com/Gi46xZQj8l
— FOX Sports: Hawks (@HawksOnFSSE) October 11, 2018
Clearly, Young has ice in his veins.
Despite all the doubt surrounding his skillset, Young had 22 points and seven assists tonight. More importantly, he went 8-18 from the field in an efficient performance against the Spurs.
Young won’t always bail out the Hawks at the buzzer, but he definitely will have that opportunity every fourth quarter.
If Atlanta is going to find success through its rebuild, then Young will have to become one of the better guards in the league. As seen tonight, the No. 5 overall pick is ready for that challenge.