Chris Broussard explains why he thinks Trae Young is a ‘boom or bust’ NBA prospect

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Chris Broussard joins Doug Gottlieb to discuss what to expect from Trae Young in the NBA.

- Chris, last night we saw the DeAndre Ayton go out with Arizona, kind of embarrassing fashion. To no one's surprise, he said he's going to the NBA draft. He'll be number one or number two overall.

Mark Bagley of Duke-- they won yesterday-- expected to also declare for the NBA draft.

I think maybe more interesting is Trae Young, who of course Oklahoma they lost the first game of the day in overtime to Rhode Island. Now, Trae Young as a freshmen led the country in scoring and assists and-- heck-- the people at the place we used to work at, they had Trae Young watch. I mean, it got completely out of control in terms of how big a star they build him to be.

And I-- you and I understand. You're trying to attract attention to a sport, which needs some marquee players because the sport has been devastated by guys one and done. We don't-- you turn on the game yesterday-- and you love basketball. How many of the guys did you actually know that we're playing?

- Not many.

- Right?

- Not many.

- Yeah, you're cheering for laundry. That's what you're doing. And your cheering for--

- I was hoping Trae had a long run, just because I was excited about his game and watching him.

- OK.

- And the same for Ayton.

- So there were people that would like to compare him-- and his style is similar, at least in college-- to Steph Curry. I've talked to people who were like, well, it might be closer to Jimmer Fredette. What do you-- who do you think he's closer to?

- I do think he is probably boom or bust, where he's going to either be really good-- maybe not Steph Curry-- but really good, or just a nondescript backup.

I don't think Jimmer Fredette. I think his passing ability, his court vision is very good. I think he has that over Fredette. He obviously has a decent handle, will get better, I believe.

I have talked to-- I haven't talked to most scouts in the league, but I've talked to several. And I have yet to find one that loves him. Most of the ones I've talked to don't like him. One told me a few days ago, he's a backup point guard in the NBA. One just texted me earlier today, no way he's Steph Curry. He doesn't like him.

Look, I understand the Steph Curry comparisons, because his game at this level, he plays just like Steph. He can finish at the rim. I thought-- I don't know if you agree-- I thought he was a good finisher in college.

Obviously, the shooting range, the quick release, even the carelessness. I mean, Steph turns it over a lot.

DOUG: He does.

- He's careless with the ball.

DOUG: He didn't turn it over a lot-- he didn't turnover a lot in college.

- Not as much. Not as much.

DOUG: But he also played off the ball a lot in college, whereas Trae has the ball constantly in his hands.

- Yeah. And let's be fair, Trae is playing against much stiffer competition than Steph did. I mean, Steph was in the Southern Conference, Wolford, College of Charleston, all that. Trae was going against legitimate teams in the Big 12.

And half way through the season, once he established himself as this collegiate superstar, the entire defenses were focused and geared towards stopping him. And he still produced at a high level.

So look, I agree with you that he is far from a sure thing. You can never with a small guard say he's definitely going to be this or that.

I thought Kenny Anderson was going to be the next Isaiah Thomas. You never know with a guy that small. So I wouldn't say he's going to be Steph.

But I tell you what. If I'm picking between 7 and 12, I would take the risk. I think he'd be worth the risk for the potential reward to draft him in one of those.

Look, a lot of lottery picks don't pan out. I don't want to be like flippant with the value of a lottery pick, but there are tons that don't-- I'd say more often than not, they don't pan out. So I would be willing to take the risk.

When you look at the way Steph Curry has changed the game, if this guy could be 3/4 of Steph Curry, then that's pretty good.

DOUG: It's going to be-- it's going to be fascinating. The interesting thing to me is that Oklahoma has an athlete in basketball and in football who people want to compare them to guys that have guys that are a little bit different than the traditional guy that's made it.

- Yeah.

- And we want to compare Baker Mayfield to Russell Wilson. We want to comp--

- Or Drew Brees.

- Yeah, or Drew Brees, right? When he might be more Case Keenum, same offense as Keenum. And he runs around back there a lot. He's a great college leader, but does his skill set actually transfer?

The same thing here in basketball, where we so want to find the next Steph Curry that we may draft him thinking he's the next Steph Curry, and putting him way too big and onus on him.

Here's what I'm going to do. Chris, I appreciate you joining us. Of course, you can see Chris all throughout, and here on the weekend. What time's the weekend show?

- 1:00 to 5:00 Pacific. What is that? 4:00 to 8:00 Eastern time, Fox Sports Radio.

- On Fox Sports Radio. Coming up next, I'll tell you why Trae Young should not go to the NBA draft, even though he'll be a lottery pick. It's a very simple decision. That and why Richard Sherman can't quit the Seahawks next on "The Herd."