Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young struggled with his shot during a rough first two games in Summer League and the prospect is trying to improve amid the initial comparisons to Steph Curry.
Young wants to model his game more after Steve Nash than Curry, but tries to blend aspects of both of their games in his.
“I try to be Steve Nash more than Steph,” Young said ,according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports. “I do blend Nash and Steph a lot, but my favorite player growing up was Steve Nash. I get a lot of Steph comparisons, and I agree I do have a few attributes that are similar to Steph. But Steve Nash is a Hall of Famer, though, and Steph will be one day too. I know I always have to show and prove my passing ability. I have to get better on that aspect, and I definitely work on that a lot.”
Young also addressed his shooting woes of late.
“I shoot my shots, and sometimes they’re going to go in, sometimes they’re not. I live with that,” Young said. “Everyone on the outside might come down on me, but I put in the reps so I’m confident every time I shoot.”
Hawks Sign Thomas Robinson to Non-Guaranteed Deal
Robinson last played in the NBA for the Los Angeles Lakers during the 2016-2017 regular season, averaging 5.0 points and 4.6 rebounds per game, and last played professional basketball for Khimki of the VTB United League and the EuroLeague.
Robinson will battle Omari Spellman and Alex Poythress for playing time, and a roster spot during training camp.
Hawks’ Trae Young Eager to Learn from Jeremy Lin
Atlanta Hawks rookie guard Trae Young is excited to start his rookie season, and is eager to learn from experienced players, such as his teammate, veteran point guard Jeremy Lin who was acquired this offseason.
“From what I’ve heard, he’s going to be a great mentor for me,” Young said, according to Michael Scotto of The Athletic. “We’ve been talking. He’s a good dude. He’s been through the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. He’s seen it all, so I’m looking forward to picking his brain.”
Lin is widely believed to be the Hawks starting point guard this season, but that won’t deter Young, who is looking at the big picture for Atlanta.
“I think we’ll work really well together,” Young said. “This is a rebuilding team, and we’re going to try some things. Some are going to work, some aren’t, so we’re just going to work together and do whatever we can to turn this franchise around.”
Hawks Waive Carmelo Anthony
Anthony finalized a buyout deal with the Hawks, agreeing to give back the equivalent of the veteran’s minimum salary, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Anthony is now ready to sign with the Houston Rockets, which many expect him to do.
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