NBA All-Star video: Celtics' Kyrie Irving reacts to Trae Young
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Celtics’ Kyrie Irving reacts to Trae Young’s handles, passing

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Kyrie Irving was on the broadcast during the Rising Stars contest between Team USA and the World Team.

He was discussing the Atlanta Hawk’s Trae Young and his ability as a rookie point guard. Young then went completely Uncle Drew mode, using his handles to get by while throwing a nasty behind the back pass for a swell Kevin Knox dunk.

The Atlanta Hawks so far this season have still been in rebuild mode. Their young trio of Young, Kevin Huerter, and John Collins have shown promise, but they still have a lot of growth ahead of them.

Young has averaged 16.9 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 7.6 assists while shooting 40.6 percent from the field and 31.2 percent from beyond the arc.

Even though he has struggled early on shooting from deep, he’s proven himself to be a capable shot creator and playmaker. He has some of the best vision in the league. With time and experience, his shooting percentages will get better.

The Hawks are 19-39 on the season and are currently sitting 12th overall in the NBA’s Eastern Conference.

On the other hand, Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics have gotten better as the season has progressed. Early on in the season, they struggled to find an identity as an offense. Often times, Jaylen Brown and Terry Rozier would force shots outside of Brad Stevens’ offense. It took many months and some hiccups for them to finally find their footing.

The Celtics are 37-21 on the season and are currently sitting 4th overall in the NBA’s Eastern Conference.