Let's Enjoy Young, Doncic Both Being Awesome

Dukes & Bell
November 14, 2019 - 1:16 pm

Because of the draft-day trade that swapped their rookie destinations, Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young and Dallas Mavericks shooting guard Luka Doncic will be forever linked.

Doncic, picked third overall, and Young fifth have been the subject of countless NBA arguments. Who won the trade, Dallas or Atlanta?

Both had highly success first years. Doncic won the Rookie of the Year Award, although many felt Young should have. In Year 2, both are top-10 scorers, top-five distributors and both highlight machines.

Why can't both Atlanta and Dallas win the trade?

"Luka does his thing, Trae does his thing," said Mike Bell. "Both these guys could be awesome for the rest of their careers and both teams could flourish. Who knows, maybe some day down the road we'll meet in the NBA Finals."