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Video: Hawks PG Trae Young goes through shooting drills following loss to Celtics

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The Atlanta Hawks got blown out by the Boston Celtics Friday night by a final score of 114-96, and it was a rough night for rookie point guard Trae Young.

Young finished with just five points in 19 minutes while shooting 2-of-7 from the field and 0-of-5 from beyond the arc. The guard was frustrated by his performance, so instead of going home after the game, Young went back onto the floor at the State Farm Arena to put some shots up.

This is what you want to see from your young players if you’re the Hawks. This shows dedication. The only way Trae Young is going to get better is through practice and repetition, and he’s showing that he’s willing to put in the work and that he takes basketball very seriously.

In 19 games this season, Trae Young is averaging 15.6 points, 2.9 rebounds and 7.8 assists per game while shooting 38.6 percent from the field, 22.6 percent from beyond the arc and 82.7 percent from the free-throw line. The Hawks, who are in rebuild mode, are 3-16 on the season.

Atlanta has lost 10 games in a row. They will look to snap the long losing streak on Sunday when they host the Charlotte Hornets. Let’s see if Trae Young’s extra shooting on Friday will pay off.