NBA All Star and lethal three-point shooter Kyle Korver believes that there is no reason for Trae Young not to play in this year’s All-Star game in Chicago.

Aside from Luka Doncic, Young is one of the rising stars of the NBA today. Playing only in his second year in the league, Young is already considered the face of the Atlanta Hawks. He’s already averaging 26 points per game that go along with 8.7 assists. In fact, for Korver, a former Hawk and an NBA All Star himself, Young deserves to play for the All-Star game this season.

In an exclusive interview with Fanatics View, Korver was asked to share his thoughts about Young’s game. According to Korver, Young already knows how to utilize his skills at a very young age.

“I’m really impressed with him. He plays at his pace, he knows his game and he owns his spots on the court for a young player,” Korver said about Young.

“His skill level is just off the charts. He’s incredibly fun to watch,” Korver added.

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NBA Draft Prospect Trae Young speaks to the media before the 2018 NBA Draft at the Grand Hyatt New York Grand Central Terminal on June 20, 2018 in New York City. Mike Lawrie/Getty Images

After mentioning that Young is fun to watch, Korver was asked if he thinks the Hawks star should be included in the All-Star team this season. The 3-point specialist was quick to agree and even noted that he doesn’t see a reason why Young shouldn’t be in Chicago for the 2019-20 All-Star weekend.

“I don’t see why he wouldn’t be there. He’s certainly one of the most exciting players in the NBA,” Korver pointed out.

A few days ago, another NBA star was pleased with Young’s abilities. NBA legend and Lakers icon Kobe Bryant personally spoke with Young and advised him to be patient and prepared for changes that might happen in his career.

"Kobe was telling me to be patient and just understand that things are going to turn," Young said.

Young even noted that after speaking with Bryant, he felt like they share the same mentality. As per Young, him and Bryant both hate losing.

“It’s kinda crazy but I felt like we kinda have the same mentality: we hate losing,” Young said of his talk with Kobe.

“I was telling him that after the game. He was just telling me how it’s all part of the process, to be patient, and just understand that things are going to turn. He’s a great dude, someone I can lean on for advice now. It’s pretty cool,” Young continued.