Utah Summer League Couldn’t Have Been Worse For Trae Young

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Utah Summer League Couldn’t Have Been Worse For Trae Young


When the Atlanta Hawks traded the draft rights to Luka Doncic to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for Trae Young and a future pick, Hawks fans weren’t very happy. Young may be the best shooter of the class, but is too streaky and Doncic is an all-time talent.

Young majorly impressed during his pre-draft workouts with the Hawks though, and played an incredible freshman season for Oklahoma. In 32 games, he averaged 27.4 points, 8.7 assists, 3.9 rebounds and 1.7 steals.

But in the Utah Summer League, Trae has Young looked awful and only finished averaging 12.7 points on horrible shooting percentages –  23% from the field and 12.5% from three point land.

His shot is off, his shot selection is terrible, and he lacks size and athleticism. Young isn’t a pass first guard, even though his passing game is decent, but he doesn’t have any off the ball movement.

Not even talking about his actual weakness people knew about, his defense. It’s only been a couple of games, so there’s plenty of time to get him ready, but these games have also been incredibly painful to watch for Hawks fans.


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