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Summer League 2018 - Utah and Las Vegas

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4 hours ago, blkbigdog35 said:

I know it's early but the young man is starting to impress me a little.

He's certainly played with more confidence the last three games. In the second half, the game seemed to slow down for him. If his learning curve is that fast, he's a supernova.

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41 minutes ago, jidady said:

He's certainly played with more confidence the last three games. In the second half, the game seemed to slow down for him. If his learning curve is that fast, he's a supernova.

Let’s hope this continues into preseason when the competition will be better.  I can’t wait to see him play minutes with TP and Collins.

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6 minutes ago, blkbigdog35 said:

Let’s hope this continues into preseason when the competition will be better.  I can’t wait to see him play minutes with TP and Collins.

I was pretty freaked out after three games. Last night, I felt like I was watching a superstar. 

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Just now, jidady said:

I was pretty freaked out after three games. Last night, I felt like I was watching a superstar. 

The kid definitely has great potential!

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Looks like Trae is getting his basketball legs and the game is slowing down for him.

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12 hours ago, The Monarch said:

 

Assisted or scored on 16 of the final 20 points.   Not too worried about the floaters and layups.  I saw him make enough gorgeous floaters in college, with either hand, to know he can make them.  Just like in college, he needs to get way more consistent with them, and really hit the weight room after Vegas.  But with some more strength and experience, I think he'll vastly improve there.  The most important thing is he is showing he can get to the rim in the first instance, with good burst, crossovers, and an assortment of hesitation moves.

Kid's passing is so good.  I was pretty convinced on draft day that we got the best passer in the draft, despite all the talk about Doncic being a transcendent passer.  Still feel that way.  But, I wasn't too worried after a couple bad SL games, and I'm not going to get too excited about a couple good performances either.  Still think he's got a huge ceiling, but also a very low floor, and he'll need to show the work ethic to max out his potential.  If he can take anything from Steph, it shouldn't be the in-game stuff, it should be the relentless practice to hone his skills.

Go back to your shanty 

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1 hour ago, jayu70 said:

Looks like Trae is getting his basketball legs and the game is slowing down for him.

Just in time for him to not play again until he's thrown back in with the likes of Russell Westbrook lol 

Not nice. 

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WTF? Trae not even playing? Hawks gonna get crushed. Guess they don’t care about winning the summer league lol

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9 hours ago, Drew4719 said:

WTF? Trae not even playing? Hawks gonna get crushed. Guess they don’t care about winning the summer league lol

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14 hours ago, jidady said:

He's certainly played with more confidence the last three games. In the second half, the game seemed to slow down for him. If his learning curve is that fast, he's a supernova.

I don't think it's that his learning curve is fast necessarily, although everything I've read, seen, or heard of or about him suggests he's a very heady player.  I think it's more that he's a 19 year old who is supremely talented but lacking in experience and size.  SL is probably a pretty decent example of how his first season will go as he gains strength and maturity: nights looking terrible and nights looking like an absolute star, but mostly nights in between.

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11 hours ago, WOR said:

Just in time for him to not play again until he's thrown back in with the likes of Russell Westbrook lol 

Not nice. 

 

11 hours ago, Drew4719 said:

WTF? Trae not even playing? Hawks gonna get crushed. Guess they don’t care about winning the summer league lol

7 games in 10 days....he deserved a rest.

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6 hours ago, The Monarch said:

I don't think it's that his learning curve is fast necessarily, although everything I've read, seen, or heard of or about him suggests he's a very heady player.  I think it's more that he's a 19 year old who is supremely talented but lacking in experience and size.  SL is probably a pretty decent example of how his first season will go as he gains strength and maturity: nights looking terrible and nights looking like an absolute star, but mostly nights in between.

It's such a small sample size to draw larger conclusions. What I will say is that I definitely noticed him learning from past mistakes. He seemed to figure out how to break down opponents the more he saw of them.

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Just wanted to say if Miles Bridges improves his ball handling and off-the-dribble moves, he's going to be really nice.

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On 7/13/2018 at 8:28 AM, The Monarch said:

I don't think it's that his learning curve is fast necessarily, although everything I've read, seen, or heard of or about him suggests he's a very heady player.  I think it's more that he's a 19 year old who is supremely talented but lacking in experience and size.  SL is probably a pretty decent example of how his first season will go as he gains strength and maturity: nights looking terrible and nights looking like an absolute star, but mostly nights in between.

All indications is that Trea Young can play in the NBA. But he will NEVER become anything special. Not a bust but the failed Hawks needed to do much better. Meantime look at Jaren Jackson Jr..  This kid has some REAL upside. No worries I will not be spending any money on those Hawks. 

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2 hours ago, BigGrip said:

All indications is that Trea Young can play in the NBA. But he will NEVER become anything special. Not a bust but the failed Hawks needed to do much better. Meantime look at Jaren Jackson Jr..  This kid has some REAL upside. No worries I will not be spending any money on those Hawks. 

Boy if you don’t getcho......

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