Atlanta Hawks: 3 legends for Trae Young to study

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In just three seasons in the league, Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young has developed into one of the best point guards in the league. Coming into the season, Young has been rated as the fourth-best point guard in the league. That is a pretty steep climb in just three seasons.

The secret to Young’s success is that he worked really hard on his game. Stories have come out about how he used to practice his floater against his father who tried to block the shot with a broom. That is certainly going to get a good arc on a shot to get it over the opposing center.

Young has even built a gym for himself at his own house which allows him to practice whenever the mood strikes him. As he lives for basketball, this would be quite often. As a result, Young was able to sign the rookie-max extension which secures the future of the franchise for the foreseeable future.

Atlanta Hawks superstar Trae Young relishes the spotlight.

Anyone who still says that Trae Young cares more about stats than the team winning did not watch the Atlanta Hawks play basketball in the postseason just gone. Young put in some of the most amazing performances night after night and was the main reason for the deep playoff run for the Hawks.

The narrative around Young will continue to change as he continues to lead the Hawks into the playoffs over the next few seasons. In order for that to happen Young needs to continue to improve. Here are three legends of the game that Trae Young needs to study.