He shot 43.7 percent from the field and just over 36 percent from deep.
But as Fox Sports' Skip Bayless said on his show "Undisputed" on Monday morning:
"I'm not buying into him as a superstar in the NBA. I love him as a passer. I don't love him as a shooter ... there's no way that Trae Young can ever come within five miles of Steph Curry as a shooter."
"I'm not buying into Trae Young as a superstar in the NBA. I love him as a passer, I don't love him as a shooter...There's no way Trae Young can ever come within 5 miles of Steph Curry." - @RealSkipBayless pic.twitter.com/pLYQyDw2yj— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) April 6, 2020
So why did Bayless say this?
Because last week, Young was a guest on "The Big Podcast with Shaq" and had the following exchange with NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal:
Shaq: "How many years before you overtake Steph Curry as the best shooter in the league? Put you on the spot. Put you on the spot, let's go."
Young: "(laughter). I mean -- Steph has done crazy things, crazy numbers ..."
Shaq: "Trae. Trae. Trae. Don't give me that politically correct. One year? Two years?"
Young: "Man ... I don't know. I'm trying to be the best at one time ..."
Shaq: "Say it, Trae. Go on and say it Trae."
Young: "All right. A year."
Shaq: "Ohhhhhh. OK. There you go."
Young: "I work too hard."
Steph -- at 43.5 percent from deep for his career on 8.2 attempts per game -- is the best shooter of all-time.
It was very clear that Young didn't want to answer the question and was backed into a corner. So truly, his comment is not controversial whatsoever.
He simply wanted to move on and gave a response that any fierce competitor would. The 21-year-old knows he has a long, long way to go to catch the two-time NBA MVP as a shooter.
Skip Bayless calls out Trae Young for Steph Curry comparison comments originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area