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"Nobody can compare to Steph" - Steve Kerr shuts down Trae Young-Stephen Curry comparisons

Kerr also pointed out the player who mirrors Trae Young's game a lot more than Steph.
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, point guard Steph Curry and Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young

Steve Kerr, Steph Curry, and Trae Young

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr has heard Stephen Curry’s name mentioned in the same sentence with Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young more than once. According to fans and analysts, Young may be the next heir on the throne of the world’s greatest 3-point shooter. However, if there’s anyone who knows exactly what makes Curry unique, it’s Kerr. And he believes no one can compare to the two-time MVP.

More Luka than Steph

Kerr shared his thoughts on the Young-Curry comparisons that pretty much started when the Hawks guard was still a top college prospect. Clips of Young knocking down long-distance bombs circulated around the Internet. Fans immediately tagged him as the second coming of Curry.

However, Kerr has seen with his own eyes how Young plays. And he does not see an ounce of Cury in him. Given his playmaking abilities and the offensive sets the Hawks run, Young reminds Kerr more of Luka Doncic.

“I don’t see the similarity actually and I know people want to make it, maybe because of the deep shooting range. I see more Luka with Trae, just in a smaller package. Luka’s obviously a big, massive wing and can see over the top of the defense and can bully his way through the paint, through defenders. But they have a very similar game in terms of, it’s going to be 50 high-screen and rolls, it’s going to be the ability to shoot a step-back three, to shoot a floater, get to the rim and pick you apart defensively.”

Steve Kerr, NBC Sports.

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It’s an interesting take from Kerr. Not just because Doncic and Young were actually traded for one another during draft night. But mainly because it is dead accurate. 

Tune in to Hawks games and notice how Young is the front and center of Nate McMillan’s offense. Just like Doncic, Young has that basketball-savant-like feel for the game. Trae almost always makes the perfect read-and-reaction to any defense he is up against.

Nobody can compare to Steph

According to Kerr, no one can really compare to Curry and his impact on the game. This is not to put down Young or anyone. Curry does so many unique things on the floor.

Kerr continued by explaining what makes Steph unique. “Nobody moves off the ball like Steph Curry does. Nobody shoots it off the dribble like he does. So I think Steph and Trae are very different.

Perhaps Kerr’s statement will finally put an end to the Curry-Young comparisons. It is all for the better. Young can finally be recognized as a player of his own making. He is someone who can make his teammates better through his expert reads. Curry, meanwhile, is simply the greatest shooter that we have ever seen. 

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