Hawks’ Trae Young calls out Grayson Allen for dirty play
Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks secured their second win of the season on Saturday versus the Memphis Grizzlies. Following Atlanta’s double-digit win over Memphis, Young took to Twitter to call out Grayson Allen for a supposed dirty play during Saturday’s game.
— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) December 27, 2020
In the GIF that Young posted of the play that he claims Allen committed the dirty play, Young was being double-teamed by Dillon Brooks and Allen. While Young was attempting to escape the double-team, Allen seemingly stuck his leg toward Young’s foot, which would trip him.
Of course, when it comes to Allen, pushing the envelope on certain plays hasn’t been something he has shied away from. Ever since his days at Duke in college, Allen has been known for tripping players or committing dirty plays on the court.
Young and the Hawks are off to a quick start to the season, winning their first two games of the season against the Chicago Bulls and the Grizzlies. The third-year point guard himself has averaged 36.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, and eight assists per game while shooting 46.2 percent from three-point range.
On the other hand, Allen is trying to become a role player for Memphis in his third year in the NBA. In his second season with the Grizzlies, Allen has seen a career-best 28 minutes per game in the first two games of the season.
Luckily in Young’s situation, he didn’t sustain an injury after Allen stuck his leg out in front of him. But it’s something that the NBA will have to monitor with Allen moving forward with his previous run-ins with making questionable plays.