The Atlanta Hawks’ rebranding as the Golden State Warriors East is Before schedule.

As unfair as those Stephen Curry comparisons may have appeared, Trae Young’s explosive post-All-Star stretch shows why they were created. The 20-year-old sharpshooter has rocketed up to 26.1 points and 9.0 assists per game since intermission while hitting 2.9 triples per night at a 41.4 per clip. Afterward, there is fellow freshman Kevin Huerter performing a strikingly good impression of Curry’s sibling-in-splash, Klay Thompson. Since snagging a fulltime beginning gig in late November, Huerter has tallied 11.2 points and 2.1 threes per game while shooting 39.6 percent out of distance. For comparison, the freshman edition of Thompson went for 12.5 points and 1.7 long-range bombs while draining 41.4 percent out. John Collins may not match the Warriors’ mould, but the second-year big man may be the best player about whom nobody talks. He is one of only nine contributors averaging at least 19 points and eight rebounds, along with his jump since a three-point shooter (0.9 threes each night on a 37.7 percent clip) reveals there is lots of helium left his upside. It’s hard to say how a number of other keepers are on the roster, although Taurean Prince and Omari Spellman equally offer Golden State-style versatility at either ends. The fiscal books are largely clean, save for Kent Bazemore’s $19.3 million player option and Miles Plumlee’s $12.5 million salary for next year. The Hawks could also amass as many as three additional first-rounders from the coming years. Read more: