During this sensational season that Trae young is having, he has been compared more to Stephen Curry than any player in basketball.
The comparisons aren’t entirely off-base, even if putting a 19-year old in the same conversation as a man that changed how basketball is played is entirely unfair.
Curry was asked about those comparisons on Wednesday night, and it was clear that he’s watched Young do his thing at points this season.
“He’s unbelievable. Just the confidence that he plays with,” Curry told reporters on Wednesday night, after Golden State beat the Dallas Mavericks. “I call it the flair, but it seems like he’s always composed and knows what he’s trying to do every time he has the ball in his hands. He shoots a lot of deep threes and has a creativity to his game that’s just so fluid to watch.”
“Just watching him on the floor at all times, that kind of magnetism is special.”
And it’s similar to what Curry was when he was at Davidson. Frankly, it’s what Curry is right now.
Young got a chance to see Curry play in person when Steph’s Davidson Wildcats played at Oklahoma when Blake Griffin was still on campus. Curry had 44 points in that game, and Young clearly understands Curry’s role in creating a future for him in this sport.
“He was changing the game,” Young told the Wall Street Journal, “and the way I played fit perfectly.”