Since being drafted by the Indiana Pacers, Joe Young has saturated himself in the syllabus of How To Be An NBA Point Guard. He has quizzed Paul George on the process of growing as a pro, parked himself next to George Hill in the newly renovated locker room and badgered coach Frank Vogel for morning and afternoon personal video sessions. Every practice turns into a lesson, and those lessons then get written on a bulletin board in his home, waiting to be dissected when he wakes up at 6:30 every morning.

“Just doing the things that rookies normally don’t do. They teach me things every day … and I listen.”


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