Trae Young speaks on Vince Carter, 2018-19 NBA Drafts, Hawks’ playoff chances and Jalen Hurts

October 22, 2019 2:44 AM
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Young chimes in on Vince Carter’s last year in the league, Jalen Hurts’ Heisman chances and the last two NBA Drafts along with the Hawks’ playoff chances

Trey Young didn’t shy away from reiterating how important Vince Carter’s role is with the Atlanta Hawks at 42 years old.

“He’s gonna continue to help me and the guys who are here, but even the rookies coming in, he’s gonna help a lot too. So it’s great to have him back and it’s kind of surreal being able to say that I’m playing on Vince’s last year in the league.”

Carter has a good, young talented core around him that carries a lot of potential in making a playoff push this season and getting these young players the experience they need. Young feels very confident in the team, even going on to say that everyone “got better at something” during the offseason.

Young already has a good sense of chemistry with the Hawks’ two 2019 first-round draft picks, De’Andre Hunter and Cam Reddish, going back to their days in high school and playing in the AAU Circuit.

He also sees something special in this year’s draft class, similar to the one he was apart of back in 2018. That draft consisted of Young, Luka Doncic, Deandre Ayton and Marvin Bagley along with many more. Nine out of the first 11 draft picks in 2018 scored 10 plus points or more last season.

When asked about his Oklahoma counterpart, Sooners QB Jalen Hurts, on his chances of winning the Heisman, Young replied: “If Jalen doesn’t win the Heisman, I don’t know what a Heisman looks like.” Recognizing the Sooners’ head football coach Lincoln Riley’s effect on quarterbacks, Young advised all young QBs out there that OU is the place they should look at first.


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