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Hawks’ Trae Young critiques questionable dribble move by NBA skills trainer


Atlanta Hawks star point guard Trae Young was recently on Twitter checking out some of the basketball clips available on the popular social media platform. The 21-year-old came across a pretty smooth crossover dribble move, which Young decided to give his two cents worth on.

The caption of the video asked if the move was considered a travel, and Young chimed in. According to the 6-foot-1 point guard, he believes that it can easily go both ways. Perhaps he was pointing out how NBA referees seem to have a different set of standards when it comes to travelling calls as compared to the rest of the basketball world.

Young knows what he’s talking about here, as he is the owner of one of the best handles in the game today. He has had his fair share of ankle-breakers in his young career, with a number of players already falling victim to the former Oklahoma standout’s array of dribble moves.

Young was having an outstanding season for the Hawks prior to the hiatus. The sophomore was averaging 29.6 points (on 43.7 percent shooting), 4.3 rebounds, 9.3 assists, and 1.1 steals, while also connecting on 3.4 triples per contest on a 36.1-percent clip. These are indeed some dizzying numbers, which prompted a first-time All-Star team call-up for the young stud.

Unfortunately, Young’s heroics have been overshadowed by Atlanta’s terrible season performance as a team this term. The Hawks currently hold a 20-47 record, and are second to the last in the Eastern Conference.