Bulls’ Kris Dunn claims Hawks’ Trae Young shouldn’t have been ejected for staredown
Atlanta Hawks rookie Trae Young was ejected against the Chicago Bulls after getting his second technical foul for staring down Kris Dunn. The call was so controversial, as Young really didn’t do anything but just look at Dunn after he hit a long 3-pointer.
Now, Dunn opens up about the incident and agreed that his Hawks counterpart didn’t deserve the technical and the ejection that followed.
Kris Dunn: "In my opinion, I don't think (Trae Young) should've got ejected."
— K.C. Johnson (@KCJHoop) March 3, 2019
Despite the absence of Trae Young, however, the Hawks were ultimately victorious en route to upending the Bulls by the score of 123-118
While Young has created yet another headline, it has typically been for a different reason that the rookie signal caller has stood out this season.
Even with Sunday’s ejection bringing some negative light toward the former Oklahoma Sooners standout, Young has remained on fire. Before Sunday’s showdown with the Bulls, the rising star was averaging 18.3 points and 7.8 assists per game.
Young has also scored at least 25 points in five of his last seven appearances while scoring at least 30 points on three of those occasions.
Young finished with 18 points on Sunday before being ejected for taunting the Dunn.
Trae Young got ejected with his 2nd technical after trash talking Kris Dunn pic.twitter.com/Jt1lf445bw
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 3, 2019
Now, everyone involved will likely be on pins and needles in regards to hearing from the league office about a possible fine…