Trae Young's Summer League Debut Didn't Go Too Well

Atlanta Hawks rookie guard Trae Young struggled in his NBA Summer League debut, shooting 4-for-20 from the field and adding two turnovers. Young also missed his first 10 shots.

Trae Young #11 of the Atlanta Hawks.

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - JULY 2: Trae Young #11 of the Atlanta Hawks looks on during the game against the Memphis Grizzlies during the 2018 Utah Summer League on July 2, 2018 at vivint.SmartHome Arena in Salt Lake City, Utah. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty Images)

Trae Young #11 of the Atlanta Hawks.

Atlanta Hawks rookie guard Trae Young is the exact type of player you would expect to shine in NBA Summer League, where defensive efforts tends to be minimal and scoring ability traditionally shines. Young, however, struggled in his debut on Monday, shooting 4 for 20 from the field (1 for 11 from three-point range) and adding two turnovers. Young started with two airballs and took a number of questionable shots.

Trae Young’s first two three-point attempts as an Atlanta Hawk 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

He went on to miss his first 10 attempts before finally knocking down a jumper in the third quarter.

Trae Young's FIRST BUCKET for the Hawks 🔥 @TheTraeYoung (via @NBA)

Young did end up totaling 16 points, four rebounds, and three assists (his passing was on point) in his 29 minutes of action, but needless to say, it wasn't the debut Young was hoping for. The overreactions, as you'd expect, came quickly.

Imagine trading a generational prospect in Doncic for Trae Young
Trae Young’s first summer league game: 3-of-17 FGs, 1-of-11 3PT

Trae Young: Any advice?

J.R. Smith:
You gotta bench Trae Young after this shot....this is unacceptable
Trae Young is 0-for-7 from the floor, 0-for-3 from deep in his Summer League debut.

Reminder: he was traded for Luka Doncic.
Imagine drafting Trae Young when you could've drafted Svi Mykhailiuk

The Hawks flipped Luka Doncic, whom many believe is a strong Rookie of the Year candidate, for Young and a protected future first-round pick on draft night.

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