Trae Young’s most ‘remarkable’ weapon, according to Hawks teammate Kevin Huerter
Trae Young has established himself as a true superstar in the 2021 playoffs, and according to his Atlanta Hawks teammate Kevin Huerter, it all boils down to one thing: his fearlessness.
Young has proven that he has the tools needed to succeed in the modern-day NBA. His shooting is often compared to Stephen Curry’s, and his playmaking and speed have also reached another level. While he has the skills, though, it is not the most important aspect that led to his rise to superstardom with the Hawks.
As Huerter noted, Young’s no-fear mentality is his greatest weapon.
“His fearlessness. He’s really just unfazed by anything the crowd does, anything that people say,” Huerter said when asked about the most impressive trait of his Hawks teammate, per Sports Illustrated.
“Really at every moment, it’s almost like he’s feeding off the negative energy that people give to him. No moment at this point has been too big. No player has been too big time for him to go up against. Every time he steps on the court he thinks he’s the best player on the court and he plays like it. And this playoff run, it’s really from the moment he entered the league, every team gears up to stop him and for him to come out and do what he does on a nightly basis is remarkable.”
Fans don’t need to look further to see this “fearlessness” that Kevin Huerter is talking about. Trae Young has shown throughout his first career postseason that he is not afraid of anyone, even embracing the villain role in their first-round series against the New York Knicks.
Against the Philadelphia 76ers in the second round, Young never lost his composure despite facing the top team in the Eastern Conference and an MVP candidate in Joel Embiid. Instead, it was the young sharpshooter who struck fear in the Sixers.
Sure enough, the Hawks will need that fearless mentality of Young as they try to win the Eastern Conference Finals. As of time of writing, the Bucks lead 2-1 after winning Game 3 in a rather close game.