Hawks guard Trae Young faces a fine and a possible suspension after being ejected from Saturday’s game for firing the ball at an official (video link), writes Charles Odum of The Associated Press.
Young was apparently upset over a technical he received seconds earlier after being whistled for sticking out his leg to draw contact on a three-point shot. During a time out, Young threw the ball hard at referee Scott Wall, who caught it and then tossed Young out of the game.
“It’s just a play he can’t make,” Hawks coach Quin Snyder said. “I told him that. He knows it.”
The technicals brought Young’s total for the season to 15, which is one short of an automatic suspension. With Atlanta fighting for playoff seeding at 37-37, a one-game absence for its leading scorer could be critical.
Snyder said Young admitted a lapse in judgment, adding, “There wasn’t a single part of him that tried to rationalize what happened.”
There’s more from Atlanta:
- Snyder has only been the Hawks’ coach for about a month, but he believes the players are buying into his philosophy, per Lauren Williams of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Snyder’s priority after taking over in late February was to instill an emphasis on defense. “I think we’re just trying to continue to emphasize certain habits defensively, that I think we saw some progress and some of those just everything that we can do to help us protect the paint,” he said, “beginning with getting back on defense and having a wall where they see bodies through a possession, or pick up points, people getting into bodies and being blocked, not getting beat in the middle, or we can help each other getting hits on the boards or protect the paint that way.”
- Garrison Mathews, who was acquired from Houston at the trade deadline, asked Snyder what he needs to do to get more playing time, tweets Kevin Chouinard of Hawks.com. Mathews has only appeared in five games with Atlanta and is averaging 7.6 minutes per night. Snyder said his status is a result of circumstances, but added, “He’s a tough player. You can always use tough players.”
- De’Andre Hunter missed today’s game with a left knee contusion, Williams tweets. His status for Sunday’s contest against Memphis hasn’t been announced.
7 thoughts on “Hawks Notes: Young, Snyder, Mathews, Hunter”
Atlanta went from one of the really good up and coming teams to on the brink of a collapse.
Murray might not resign, there were rumours Trae could be traded, Collins has been on the outer for years, the Bogi extension doesn’t make much sense, Hunter has really improved much this year, why’d they traded for Bey when they have Johnson and Griffin. There’s such so much questions, no answers, results aren’t going there way and it all just seems so meh for what was once a good looking young side.
The NBA can fix its own games, and not tell the players, but this is what happens.
I think the NBA is making extra gambling revenue trying to make up for coVid losses.
Using the refs to ensure the house wins a majority of betting lines. Especially games with a lot of betting action.
Referee’s seem easy to bribe, manipulate, and order around. Easier than prideful players, attorney’s, and agents anyway.
And it’s being coordinated by Elvis and the Aliens living at Area 51.
Yeah, increasing your revenues through arms of operation you are in control of is really a “conspiracy theory”
Having common sense is a conspiracy theory?
If you are dumb, no reason anyone else needs to be. Trust me you are not alone, no reason to cry because you have no friends, and nobody likes you.
You have many, and are not alone…
The refs just happened to coincidentally get worse than usual in the first season of gambling revenue, and the NBA is reeling in financial turmoil from coVid?
All just coincidence, so nobody should talk about it? Sounds like advice from a child, or someone who has never had to be responsible.
It’s certainly possible. Obviously multiple referees have been caught and admitted to fixing/gambling on games, so the idea isn’t totally inconceivable.
However it does not seem realistic given the scrutiny league is under, the consequences if they were ever caught, all in the name of making up some lost revenue? Lots of companies lost revenue lost revenue from covid.
Not to mention, if they are making this money gambling, they then have to launder it to put it on their books. You’d need sign off from every owner. Finally if you are letting refs in on the crime, you are exposing yourself to a group that has proven itself not to be trustworthy and giving them so much leverage. How do you a fire a ref who can testify against you?
Again, not impossible by any stretch, but pretty unlikely IMO.
No laundering is necessary just the fix the games to maximize the house take, which the NBA gets a % of.
I think the NBA is financially desperate though, and are also a longtime laundering operation for larger financial entities to begin with.
Now add gambling revenue, and deteriorated refs, in an era with instant replay, it seems too coincidental to not take a second look?
If the NBA is doing well, or needs money why drag their feet on an expansion to Seattle?
I have more questions than definite answers, but I suspect something fairly serious is brewing, and the NBA is not as liquid as they project to be.
How is the NBA getting a % of the house take? You think Silver masterminded some idea with every casino in Vegas? Again hypothetically a lot of this is within reason but practically you’re not convincing me.
Expansion is coming they’ve said as much. These things can’t happen overnight, too many logistics. I’ve been on the other side of it. It’s not sexy but it’s necessary.