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Trae Young is eager to learn from Jeremy Lin

Trae Young, Jeremy Lin

Atlanta Hawks rookie point guard Trae Young has a bright future ahead of him. However, he does not possess the keys to the castle just yet, with the 19-year-old still a ways away from becoming the cornerstone player for the Hawks.

Young himself understands that he still has a lot to learn, and appreciates the fact that he will have the opportunity to cut his teeth under the tutelage of veteran guard and new Hawks player Jeremy Lin.

“From what I’ve heard, he’s going to be a great mentor for me,” Young said of Lin, per Michael Scotto of The Athletic. “We’ve been talking. He’s a good dude. He’s been through the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. He’s seen it all, so I’m looking forward to picking his brain.”

Young does not exactly have the most modest of reputations, so hearing this type of humility from the teenager is a definite indication of his maturity. He is eager to learn and is willing to play second fiddle to Lin, who himself is expected to be the starting point guard for the Hawks.

“I think we’ll work really well together,” added Young. “This is a rebuilding team, and we’re going to try some things. Some are going to work, some aren’t, so we’re just going to work together and do whatever we can to turn this franchise around.”

Just like Young said, Lin has been through a lot, and he should be able to teach his more youthful counterpart a thing or two about the ins and outs of the NBA. So long as Young keeps his head in the right place, he could very well be the next big thing for Atlanta.