Trae Young RUMORS & NEWS

Trae Young

Position Guard
Height 6'2"
Weight 180 lbs
Birthplace Norman, Oklahoma
Current Team Oklahoma
  • Anonymous NBA Scout Says He 'Wouldn't Touch' Trae Young in 2018 NBA Draft

    Bleacher Report "Trae Young was one of the nation's best college players at Oklahoma and figures to hear his name called early during Thursday's NBA draft, but at least one anonymous scout wouldn't consider selecting him.  "He could be really damn good, but I could..." June 20

  • Trae Young Had ‘Secret Workout’ With Cavs on June 16

    SLAM Online "Trae Young reportedly conducted a “secret workout” with the Cleveland Cavaliers on June 16, per ESPN’s Jonathan Givony. The Cavs reportedly view Michael Porter Jr. as their top choice; however, point guard is a clear need on the roster should Porter not be..." June 19

  • Trae Young signs deal with Adidas ahead of NBA Draft

    The Oklahoman "Former Sooners point guard Trae Young is an Adidas man.  Young, a projected lottery pick in Thursday's NBA Draft, signed with the brand along with former Miami Hurricanes guard Lonnie Walker IV.  It’s a brand swap for Young, who’s..." June 19

  • Trae Young sees the Knicks upside of a draft slip

    New York Post "Point guard Trae Young said falling to nine in Thursday’s draft can still be “a great situation” because he would wind up a Knick and playing for new coach David Fizdale. Appearing on WFAN to promote a new endorsement deal, the Oklahoma freshman guard often compared..." June 19

  • Luka Doncic, Donte DiVincenzo, Jerome Robinson among NBA draft invitees

    Pro Basketball Talk "Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Of course DeAndre Ayton will attend Thursday’s NBA draft. The Suns will likely draft him No. 1 overall. But what about more marginal first-round prospects? The NBA’s draft invite list..." June 18

  • Are teams passing on Trae Young missing a future superstar?

    ESPN "Trae Young might be the most fascinating prospect in this year's NBA draft. Young's freshman season at Oklahoma, which saw him lead the NCAA in both scoring and assists per game, was unlike anything we've seen in modern college basketball. (No player had done so since..." June 17

  • Hawks are reportedly interested in taking Trae Young, trading down in the draft

    The Sports Daily "The Hawks are one of may top teams to consider trading down in the NBA Draft. The Kings have been exploring options as well as Grizzlies in an attempt to drop the Parsons contract and even the Suns in an attempt to get Kawhi Leonard. Now, the Atlanta Hawks, who own..." June 16

  • Projecting point guard Trae Young isn't easy. But NBA teams seem to be overthinking it.

    USA Today "The next Steph Curry came strolling into an interview after his workout Tuesday with the team that may select him in next week’s NBA Draft. Wait a second, scratch that. According to some pundits, point guard Trae Young will be lucky to be the next Lou Williams. Or maybe the next Shabazz..." June 13

  • Report: Kris Dunn won’t dissuade Bulls from drafting Trae Young or Collin Sexton

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kris Dunn was a key piece of the Bulls’ return in the Jimmy Butler trade, and Chicago handed Dunn a starting job. That’s why many assume the Bulls won’t draft a point guard – namely Trae Young or Collin Sexton – with the No...." June 05

  • Knicks president raves about Trae Young

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Knicks hold the No. 9 pick in this year’s draft, and they may be keeping their fingers crossed that one big name will still be on the board. On Monday, Knicks president Steve Mills took an opportunity to rave about Trae Young ahead of a dinner with the Oklahoma..." June 05

  • Bulls high on Trae Young, Collin Sexton, unafraid to take point guard in draft

    NBC Sports Chicago "The phrase “positionless basketball” seems to apply to every spot but point guard, leaving many to believe Trae Young and Collin Sexton are unlikely choices for the Bulls. But they have no such trepidation with taking either player, sources tell The..." June 04

  • Knicks scheduled to host Trae Young this Wednesday

    Yardbarker "The Knicks are scheduled to host Oklahoma point guard Trae Young for a private workout at the organization’s practice facility on Tuesday, tweets Marc Berman of the New York Post. We relayed earlier this week that the Knicks were one of a “handful” of teams Young..." June 03

  • Trae Young surprisingly grants Knicks a workout

    New York Post "Despite the Knicks picking ninth in the June 21 NBA Draft, Oklahoma star point guard Trae Young has decided to give them a private workout at the team facility in Tarrytown, according to an NBA source. At the NBA Draft Combine earlier this month, Young said he wasn’t sure if..." May 31

  • Why Knicks must resist the Trae Young temptation

    New York Post "Knicks rookie point guard Frank Ntilikina couldn’t legally enjoy a beer Wednesday as he sat in the stands at TD Garden in Boston watching the Celtics and Cavaliers play Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals with a small team contingent. In fact, Ntilikina, 19, won’t be able to do..." May 27

  • Knicks ‘Have The Hots’ For Trae Young, Interest Is Mutual

    SLAM Online "Trae Young’s father, Ray, told the New York Daily News last week that his son would be prepared to flourish under the New York spotlight: “That’s what Trae lives for. He lives for that type of stuff. Just think about it: He’s probably the most talked about,..." May 21

  • Trae Young on being likened to Stephen Curry: ‘I love the comparisons’

    Sportress of Blogitude "One of the hottest names in the upcoming NBA Draft will be former Oklahoma guard Trae Young. Young set the college basketball world ablaze when he averaged 27.4 points, 3.9 rebounds and 8.7 assists per game during his freshman campaign. Due to his playing time, the quick comparison for his..." May 20

  • Trae Young says he's not only this draft's best scorer, but best player

    ESPN "Trae Young believes he's not just the best scorer in the NBA draft this season, he's the best player. When asked Friday if he felt he was the best scorer in this year's class of potential picks, the Oklahoma guard felt he needed to add a little more to the..." May 18

  • Trae Young interviews with Thunder, others at NBA Combine, doesn't participate in on-court work

    The Oklahoman "Former Oklahoma point guard Trae Young is one of the most intriguing prospects in this week's NBA Combine in Chicago. While Young doesn't have overwhelming size or speed, his ability both to score and facilitate as a point guard make him an almost-certain top 10..." May 18

  • Puma Pursuing Endorsement Deal With Trae Young

    Real GM Basketball "Puma is pursuing an endorsement deal with Trae Young. Young is being targeted by Puma with the hopes of using him as the face of their basketball line as they re-enter the landscape for the first time in nearly two decades. "There's a magic to certain players...." May 15

  • Trae Young on Potentially Being Drafted by Knicks: 'It Would Be a Blessing'

    Bleacher Report "The pressure of playing in New York City may be daunting for some players, but Oklahoma Sooners star Trae Young would embrace the opportunity to suit up for the New York Knicks. During an interview Wednesday on ESPN's First Take, Young discussed the possibility of the Knicks selecting him in..." March 22

  • Trae Young could be the next Steph Curry... or the next Jimmer Fredette

    New York Daily News "A rude awakening collided with Trae Young at the Nike Camp almost two years ago, when Devin Booker showed up and absolutely roasted the kid from Oklahoma. Young was only entering his senior year in high school — while Booker was headed to the NBA — but the youngster wanted to make an impression..." March 21

  • Oklahoma freshman guard Trae Young to enter NBA draft

    ESPN "Freshman guard sensation Trae Young will leave the University of Oklahoma and enter the June NBA draft, he told ESPN on Tuesday. Young, 19, delivered a largely spectacular first-team All-American season for the Sooners, elevating himself into comparisons with a young Stephen Curry and..." March 20

  • Trae Young's Oklahoma career may be over with tourney loss

    ESPN "Trae Young's season is done, and his college career is likely over as well. The 6-foot-2 Oklahoma freshman guard was held in check for large parts of the game by Rhode Island on Thursday, but he did have some electric stretches and finished with 28 points and seven assists in an 83-78 overtime..." March 15

  • Scouts Concerned With How Trae Young Will Hold Up Physically

    Real GM Basketball "Trae Young has had issues physically since mid-January, which has led NBA scouts to openly question how his body type will hold up over an 82-game regular season. Oklahoma is just 3-10 over that stretch as Young has been unable to continue to carry a flawed team." March 01

  • 'I Still Believe in Him': NBA Scouts Aren't Giving Up on Slumping Trae Young

    Bleacher Report "Questions about Trae Young's NBA potential have started to arise during his cold-shooting February. Specifically, many wonder how his ongoing slump is affecting his draft stock. After averaging 30.3 points on 45.2 percent shooting while leading Oklahoma to a 16-5 start, Young has struggled..." February 21

  • LeBron James says Oklahoma freshman Trae Young 'better go pro' after this season

    CBS Sports "Oklahoma Sooners freshman guard Trae Young is torching the competition in college, leading the NCAA in both scoring and assists through 24 games as he builds his national player of the year campaign. The former five-star talent from Norman who entered college as a potential one-and-done player..." February 13

  • Trae Young looks like modern star as he joins top pick discussion

    Fanrag Sports "Trae Young is the first college star whose formative years as a basketball player existed in this Stephen Curry ecosystem. The Oklahoma Sooners’ freshman phenom was 14 years old when Curry started setting the NBA on fire. It started in 2012-13 when the Golden State Warriors’ soon-to-be megastar..." January 25

  • Trae Young’s brilliance the only thing we can count on so far

    New York Post "Selection Sunday is less than two months away, which means it’s officially Bracketology season — the time the sport begins to take center stage. It’s been a strange year up to this point. Final Four favorites have scuffled. Forgotten programs have thrived. One freshman — and not the one most..." January 16

  • Is Trae Young the NBA’s next Stephen Curry?

    Clutch Points "Many people are constantly on the lookout for the next big upcoming superstar, and the first thing we do is compare them to current NBA stars. This of course puts huge pressure on the player to succeed, and often we put that pressure on very young shoulders. The talk right now in the GM offices..." January 15

2017-2018 NBA Draft Projections

# Team Player School/Team
1 Suns DeAndre Ayton Arizona
2 Kings Marvin Bagley III Duke
3 Hawks Luka Doncic Real Madrid
4 Grizzlies Jaren Jackson Jr. Michigan St
5 Mavericks Mohamed Bamba Texas
6 Magic Michael Porter Jr. Missouri
7 Bulls Trae Young Oklahoma
8 Cavaliers* Collin Sexton Alabama
9 Knicks Kevin Knox Kentucky
10 76ers Mikal Bridges Villanova


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