Young is dealing with a minor eye infection and has decided to leave Team USA minicamp, per his personal Twitter account.
While Young made it clear that the eye issue is nothing serious, he'll still step away from Team USA as it gears up for the FIBA World Cup at the end of the month. "Although I look forward to seeing Coach Popovich and the Team bring home the Gold this summer," Young wrote, "I feel it is most important for me at this moment in my career to focus on my health and preparing for the NBA season with the Atlanta Hawks."
Young has added 12-to-16 pounds of muscle this offseason, The Athletic reports.
According to Young's personal trainer, Alex Bazzell, the second-year guard has added significant strength since the end of the regular season, which is excellent news given the Oklahoma product's struggles on the defensive end as a rookie. Young may never be an asset in that regard, but adding weight to his slight frame is a major step in the right direction. Another emphasis for Young this summer is diversifying his shot selection -- particularly adding to his mid-range package. Young plans to work with Kobe Bryant in August after finishing up with Team USA training camp at the start of the month. "We have talked a lot about keeping the defense honest," Bazzell said. "[Young] being able to stretch the floor from 30 to 35 feet obviously makes it tough for defenses, and his quickness to get to the rim adds another element, but now we need to prepare for when teams try to take things away."
Young produced 23 points (6-18 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 10-11 FT), 11 assists, five rebounds and two steals across 34 minutes in Wednesday's 135-134 loss to the Pacers.
Young ends his rookie season having only missed one game and averaging 19.1 points, 8.1 assists and 3.7 rebounds per game. He was strong in close, including getting to the charity stripe often and shooting 83 percent there. While the three-point percentage and turnover numbers could use improvement, Young turned in a solid rookie season and will have a whole offseason to develop his unique skill set.
Young (rest) will play Wednesday against the Pacers.
Young was given Sunday off, but he'll be back for the season finale. Since March, he's averaging 23.4 points, 9.1 assists, 4.9 rebounds and 1.0 steal in 31.8 minutes.
Young (rest) won't play in Sunday's contest against the Bucks, Chris Kirschner of The Athletic reports.
Young was questionable entering Sunday's game as it was expected he may be rested. The team has been eliminated from the playoffs for a while now and has no reason to risk injury to their rookie point guard. Jaylen Adams and DeAndre' Bembry will figure to see an uptick in minutes with Young out. Looking ahead, Young's final chance to play this season will be against the Pacers on Wednesday.
Young is listed as questionable due to load management Sunday against the Bucks.
Young has been handling a heavy burden for the Hawks down the stretch, and coach Lloyd Pierce may opt to give the rookie the day off Sunday. Across the past nine games, he's averaging 24.1 points, 10.3 assists, 4.7 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 32.1 minutes.
Young registered 22 points (8-17 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 5-7 FT), seven rebounds, six assists and three steals over 27 minutes Friday against Orlando.
Young shot 47.1 percent from the field, although it wouldn't matter much in a blowout loss. The Hawks have already been eliminated from playoff contention, but the 20-year-old rookie appears to close out the season on a high note. He's put up 15 or more points in four of his previous five contests.
Young exploded for 33 points (12-18 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 7-7 FT), 12 assists, seven rebounds, and one steal in 33 minutes during Wednesday's 130-122 win over the 76ers.
Young torched the 76ers for the second time in the last two weeks, providing an extremely efficient scoring performance while racking up the assists and falling three boards shy of a triple-double. With the Hawks much more focused on building momentum for next year rather than improving their draft lottery odds (won five of last seven), Young is probably primed to continue offering impressive stat lines across the final three matchups of 2018-19.
Young tallied 15 points (5-15 FG, 0-6 3Pt, 5-5 FT), a rebound, six assists and a steal over 30 minutes Tuesday against San Antonio.
Young had another quiet scoring night, and he's struggled to find success from beyond the arc of late. Despite this, he's remained an impressive facilitator of the basketball and has recorded six or more assists in each of his previous five matchups. Young will look to close out the 2018-2019 on a high note with the hope of beating out Luka Doncic for Rookie of the Year honors.
Young totaled 12 points (5-19 FG, 2-9 3Pt), 16 assists, five rebounds and two steals across 35 minutes in the Hawks' overtime victory over the Bucks on Sunday.
Young struggled from the floor for most of the night, totaling an unusually-low 12 points. He came in clutch, however, as his final bucket at the buzzer gave the Hawks a one-point win. Young handed out 16 assists in the win, and his game has gotten progressively better as the season has gone on. His draft price is sure to be high for fantasy managers next season.
Young compiled 26 points (10-25 FG, 1-8 3Pt, 5-5 FT), nine rebounds, seven assists, and one steal in 32 minutes during Friday's 118-98 loss to the Trail Blazers.
Young wasn't all that efficient but came fairly close to posting a triple-double. After a subpar start to his rookie season, Young's stock has been surging over the last few months, and he'll look to close out the campaign on a high note across the final six contests.
Young produced 33 points (12-24 FG, 5-13 3Pt, 4-5 FT), 12 assists, one rebound and one steal across 31 minutes in the Hawks' win over the Pelicans on Tuesday.
Young has had an extremely productive rookie campaign that should have him crowned Rookie of the Year if not for the spectacular play of Luka Doncic. Young's 18.7 points and 7.9 assists per game have been remarkable, but he's upped his production in March, accumulating 23.3 points, 8.8 assists and 4.9 rebounds over 12 games in the month.
Young totaled 32 points (11-20 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 6-7 FT), 11 assists, six rebounds and a block across 33 minutes in the Hawks' win over the 76ers on Saturday.
Young had a solid double-double in Saturday's win, and he went off for 21 points in the first half. He only scored 11 points in the second half, but they were the most important of the game. He scored five of the Hawks' final seven points including a game-winning floater with one tenth of a second remaining.
Young provided 23 points (8-22 FG, 1-6 3Pt, 6-9 FT), 11 assists and two rebounds in 34 minutes Thursday in the Hawks' 117-114 win over the Jazz.
Young endured a poor shooting night and turned the ball over five times, but his fantasy managers have come to accept the rookie's shortcomings in those two areas at this point in the season. On a more encouraging note, Young continues to pile up the counting stats, as he rolled to a second straight double-double and is now averaging 24.9 points, 8.7 assists, 4.5 rebounds and 2.7 triples per game since the All-Star break.
Young scored a team-high 21 points (6-13 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 7-7 FT) while adding 12 assists, four rebounds and a steal in 34 minutes during Tuesday's 121-105 loss to the Rockets.
He also committed seven turnovers, but it was otherwise another strong effort from the rookie. Young has now dropped at least 20 points in six of the last seven games, and the point guard position appears to be in good hands in Atlanta moving forward.
Young finished with 20 points (9-18 FG, 0-5 3Pt, 2-3 FT), six rebounds, five assists and a steal over 32 minutes in the Hawks' loss to the Magic on Sunday.
Young led the Hawks in scoring on a night where most players on the team couldn't get it going. Young added six boards and five helpers to his generous scoring tally, and the rookie from Oklahoma has put up games like this on a regular basis this season.
Young posted 22 points (8-12 FG, 3-5 3Pt, 3-3 FT), eight assists, three rebounds and one steal across 25 minutes in Wednesday's 132-111 win over the Grizzlies.
Young continues to improve as the season goes on, posting much more consistent scoring numbers, and even when he has an off-shooting day, he has provided a reliable volume of assists. The Hawks traded for Young on Draft Day and it's clear they intend to give him all he can handle to help him improve in his first year.
Young totaled 23 points (4-14 FG, 2-4 3Pt, 13-16 FT), 11 assists, 10 rebounds and a steal over 29 minutes in the Hawks' loss to the Nets on Saturday.
Young produced the first triple-double of his career, though it wasn't enough to overcome the Nets in a nail-biter. Through his impressive play this season, Young continues to remind the NBA why he should have been a top-two pick in last year's draft. He's an elite guard option in all formats.
Young finished with 22 points (8-24 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 5-6 FT), six rebounds, four assists and a steal over 32 minutes in the Hawks' loss to the Spurs on Wednesday.
Young had a typical shooting night, in which he drained only 33.3 percent of his shots from the field. He's now 1-11 on threes over his last two games. Still, Young's offensive game is predicated on volume rather than efficiency, and he still put up 22 points. He had an uncharacteristic night in the assist department though, dishing only four times in a season where he has averaged 7.8 helpers per game.
Young tallied 14 points (4-11 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 6-7 FT), three rebounds, eight assists and a steal across 30 minutes Monday against the Heat.
Young didn't have one of his better shooting nights, as he was held to just 36.4 percent shooting from the field and missed all four of his attempts from beyond the arc. The 20-year-old point guard fell back to Earth a bit Monday night after putting up 35-plus points in three of his previous five matchups.
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