The NBA Summer League hot takes boiled around Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young after his first few games. He struggled to shoot the ball. His playmaking ability suffered.
But Saturday, in Las Vegas, the tide turned.
Young, who the Dallas Mavericks drafted with the No. 5 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft and then traded to the Atlanta Hawks, turned in a double-double performance in a 91-89 loss to the New York Knicks. He scored 21 points and totaled 11 assists.
Even in college, Young was a lightning rod for pundits, especially regarding his willingness to shoot from anywhere on the court. At times, the shots can feel forced. At others, they can look Stephen Curry-esque.
That, in part, is why Hawks general manager Travis Shlenk executed the draft night deal for Young. Up until Saturday, though, through a mere three Summer League games, many questioned Young’s ability. A performance like this one will certainly quiet a number of critics.
Young and the Atlanta Hawks will take the court again at 5:30 p.m. ET on Sunday against the Portland Trail Blazers.
The past few weeks have been incredible for Quavo. After dropping Culture II alongside the other Migos members, they’ve been catching everyone’s attention. In addition, he also took away the MVP at the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game a few weeks back. His passion for sports is known by now. He was a record breaking football player in high school and obviously, his basketball skills are on par. However, as an ATL native, he’s often seen courtside at Atlanta Hawks games. Last night in particular was lit for the “Superstar” rapper.
Quavo’s had the fan experience of a lifetime at the Atlanta Hawks game last night. The rapper was asked to shoot the T-Shirt cannon into the crowd last night. He also had Lonzo Ball dap him up while sitting courtside. While sitting courtside, he also had the chance to ask Lonzo Ball to hook him up with a size 9.5 of his Big Baller Brand sneakers. Ball has already stated that Quavo sits in his top 5 favorite rappers alongside Offset so the chances of his getting the hook up don’t seem too far fetched.
Quavo spoke to Lonzo Ball earlier in the day to let him know he was coming through. Lonzo spoke to ESPN after the game about Quavo’s attendance at the game.
“Hopefully he enjoyed the show,” He said. “I’m just a fan of what he does and he’s a fan of what we do.”