Atlanta Hawks rookie and former Oklahoma basketball star Trae Young is not frightened by the seasonal play that Maverick's rookie Luka Doncic has become on hardwood.
During a Monday episode of ESPN's The Jump, Young predicted he would be a better player than Doncic in five to ten years – although there is considerable reason to climb.
"In my eyes, that's not a question … But it's just the competitive nature of my blood," Young said.
It wasn't the first time Young made such comments on him and the 19-year-old Maverick's rookie. Young gave the same prediction in an interview with Sports Illustrated in December.
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Young and Doncic have already faced twice on the pitch this season. Dallas dropped a 111-104 contest on the road in Atlanta in October 24 – the fourth match of the season – before sending a 114-107 victory over the Hawks at home in December.
Young had a combined 41 points in the two games – 22 in Dallas – while Doncic combined to 45. Doncic is on average 20.5 points, 5.4 helper and 6.9 rebounds per game this season leading Young in scoring and rebounding (16.2 / 126.96.36.199).
Even though the regular season meetings between the two rookies have already passed, fans will still have a second chance in the near future to see both Young and Doncic take the court in the same event. Both are reportedly set to participate in the Competition as part of the All-Star Game Weekend on Saturday, December 16 in Charlotte, NC
Meanwhile, the early stages of a new NBA player rivalry could break – and that is something definitely worth watching for.
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