Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks, who scored a career-high in points against the Chicago Bulls.
Atlanta Hawks' Guards Trae Young and Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic will still be tied after the two players have traded against each other in the 2018 draft.
Both players had a phenomenal rookie season for their respected teams, while Doncic finished the 2018-19 season with an average of 21.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 1.1 steals and 32.2 minutes in 72 games. Young's rookie campaign ends with 19.1 points, 8.1 assists and 3.7 rebounds in 30.9 minutes in 81 games.
Doncic would be named NBA Rookie 2018-19. Young would finish as a finalist and both would be unanimously chosen in the first NBA star team.
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Young Felt Trae was not respected during the evening drafts
The Hawks star and his teammate John Collins were recently invited to "The SWAG Shop" hosted by Grammy Award-winning artist Killer Mike. During the episode, Young was asked to share his thoughts on what he felt after being traded on the night of the draft.
Trae Young: "I saw a lot of videos on the night of the repechage, all the trade here and all that happened.
Mike killer: "How do you feel? You alluded to it, but how did you feel and how did you feel now?
TY: "I just felt disrespectful, I mean, at the beginning of it all, I felt just disrespectful of everything I did at the university, I felt that I had something to prove," said Young.
"And Luka was not necessarily personal, but show people why Atlanta brought me here."
KM: "How was the program?"
TY: "I think that after this first month, I really started having a flow of things. People say it was half of the season and I do not agree with that, "Young said.
Jason Kidd and TJ Kidd participated in the rookie race of the year, last season
Jason Kidd is no stranger to the rookie controversy of the year. Like Young, he did a good job late in the 1994-95 season in Dallas, while Grant Hill was the season's favorite. Both ended up becoming co-rookies of the year that season. In March 2019, Kidd participated in ESPN's The Jump and discussed the race between Doncic and Young.
"I have the impression of being Trae Young. I arrived late in my rookie year, "said Kidd. "Grant (Hill) had sewn it, and he had won it, and I think Trae is playing at a high level, but Luka I still think for the season. We are talking about the marathon, and Luka has done it from start to finish. "
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Grant Hill averaged 19.9 points, 6.4 rebounds and 5.0 assists for the Detroit Pistons in the 1994-95 season. Kidd averaged 11.7 points, 5.4 rebounds and 7.7 assists for the Dallas Mavericks.
On NBA Awards Day earlier this year, Heavy.com's Brandon Scoop B of Robinson met with Kidd's son, TJ, and both discussed the possibility of having another pair of co-ops. winners of the rookie of the year.
"We talked a lot about the year's co-rookie this year," T.J. Kidd told Robinson.
"One of the last times this happened was with my dad and Grant Hill during the 1994-1995 season. I think of course it would be cool to see that happen again. I think Luka and Trae are outstanding basketball players and will continue to be great over the course of their careers. I think that they both deserve the prize. They both had phenomenal seasons for Dallas and Atlanta. They had a lot of fun watching this season. I am excited to see how the vote is going. "
Robinson reported that the exploit has already occurred a few times in the past. Dave Cowens and Geoff Petrie shared it for the 1970-1971 season. Steve Francis and Elton Brand shared it during the 1999-00 season.
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