- Trae Young dazzled the NBA with a fake behind-the-back pass turned nutmeg against the Denver Nuggets on Monday night.
- During the fourth quarter, the second-year point guard blew past a double team of Michael Porter Jr. and Monte Morris for an easy two points and the most eye-popping highlight of the evening.
- Even with Young’s impressive handles on their side, the Hawks didn’t have enough to overcome the Nuggets thanks in large part to Nikola Jokić’s career-high 47 points.
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The Atlanta Hawks wunderkind Trae Young rose to fame for his outlandish 3-point shooting, but it was his flashy handle that had the NBA world buzzing Monday night.
During the fourth quarter of Atlanta’s Monday-night contest against the Denver Nuggets, the second-year point guard crossed up Monte Morris near the top of the key before shaking a double team of his fellow 2018 first-round draft pick Michael Porter Jr. and Morris with his spectacular ball-handling skills.
Young faked a behind-the-back pass before sending the ball between his own legs to blow past Morris and Porter. With a free lane to the basket, Young kissed the ball off the glass for an easy two points and the most eye-popping highlight of the evening.
Trae Young is TOO nice with the handle ???? pic.twitter.com/VwiEEHWKHa
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 7, 2020
Here’s another angle – this time in slow-mo:
Trae in slow motion. Absolutely INSANE ???? pic.twitter.com/IbSJRpEucd
— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) January 7, 2020
Even with Young’s dazzling handles on their side, the Hawks didn’t have enough to overcome the Nuggets thanks in large part to Nikola Jokic’s career-high 47 points. Young finished the night with an impressive 29 points and 12 assists in his team’s 123-115 loss.
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