Warriors’ Andre Iguodala isn’t a fan of the Trae Young-Stephen Curry comparison
Coming into the NBA, Atlanta Hawks rookie Trae Young was often compared to Stephen Curry. However, Golden State Warriors veteran forward Andre Iguodala was quick to dismiss reporters with a straight up “no” when asked about the comparison after the team defeated Young’s Hawks on Tuesday.
Iguodala did follow up by saying that the NBA media and fans love to make stories of comparing players from generation to generation, and that we should just let Young make his own name in the NBA.
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— Chris Montano (@gswchris) November 14, 2018
It’s easy to see the similarities between the two spitfire guards. Both are small point guards who can shoot the lights out of the gym. Moreover, both have exceptional handles to make plays off the dribble and excellent passing skills to make plays for their teammates. Hence, media and fans alike can’t help but see the parallels.
However, being compared to a future Hall of Famer like Curry is simply too tall an order for a 19-year-old rookie like Trae Young. Moreover, the resume that Young is trying to catch may be too much for him to handle.
Stephen Curry is a two-time NBA MVP — one of which he won unanimously. He also holds several 3-point shooting accolades and is more than likely to break more records in the future. Moreover, Curry is responsible for drastically revolutionizing the way the game is played and ushering in this new era of pace-and-space basketball.
On the other hand, Young just has 14 games tucked under his belt. Nonetheless, the fifth overall pick of this year’s draft is already making a name for himself and having a great rookie campaign. So far, Young is averaging 17.5 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 8.2 assists on 41.1 percent field goal shooting. Curry also averaged 17.5 points per game in his rookie season back in 2009-10, but shot at a way better clip at 46.2 percent.
Unfortunately, we did not see the two sharpshooters square off on Tuesday as Stephen Curry was sidelined with a groin strain. Hopefully, both are healthy on Dec. 3 when their two teams face off again, so that we can finally see them play against each other.