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Do you think Trae is sustainable in a series?

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Do you think Trae is sustainable in a series? 

Post#1 » by Lockdown504090 » Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:14 am

My biggest question is the free throws. I don’t personally mind the ref baiting techniques as that stuff is part of the mental side of basketball.

Do you think this is

1. Sustainable

2. Do you think his not foul drawing scoring is good enough to score on guys who are serious defenders with time to prepare for him
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Re: Do you think Trae is sustainable in a series? 

Post#2 » by Radioblacktive1 » Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:40 am

Yes and yes. The foul baiting is just something that he recently started relying on but he doesn’t need it to fill it up. He always gonna be a crafty finisher, the threes haven’t dropped since the Chicago game but they will, and we haven’t explored him off-ball that much but I think I’ve maybe seen him miss one catch&shoot three and that was tonight, and lastly, he’s deadly from mid-range. He doesn’t shoot from there often, but once the playoffs hit he’s gonna make a lot of money from middys. Point is, Trae is a SCORER scorer, the foul-baiting is just easy points.
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Re: Do you think Trae is sustainable in a series? 

Post#3 » by shakes0 » Thu Dec 31, 2020 2:58 pm

as long as defenders continue to chase Trae over screens with such reckless abandon he will continue to rack up trips to the line.
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Re: Do you think Trae is sustainable in a series? 

Post#4 » by Jamaaliver » Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:12 pm

Lockdown504090 wrote:My biggest question is the free throws. I don’t personally mind the ref baiting techniques as that stuff is part of the mental side of basketball.

Do you think this is

1. Sustainable

2. Do you think his not foul drawing scoring is good enough to score on guys who are serious defenders with time to prepare for him


This is a legit concern. In a 7-game series, it'll likely volley between too many FTs and too few from game-to-game. As far as elite defenders or other top players (Jrue, Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown, Jimmy Butler, Vic Oladipo, etc), no way are referees going to put those guys in foul trouble on ticky-tack fouls every single game.

So, is it sustainable...unlikely. The deeper we go into the playoffs and the more eyeballs are on the games, the refs will likely start to swallow their whistles more and more.

Our coaching staff and Trae himself will likely need to adjust when the time comes.
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Post#5 » by graymule » Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:47 pm

So, is it sustainable...unlikely. The deeper we go into the playoffs and the more eyeballs are on the games, the refs will likely start to swallow their whistles more and more.

Our coaching staff and Trae himself will likely need to adjust when the time comes.[/quote]

:D

I've noticed that, in the playoffs, officials have more of a tendency to "let them play." However, if most players not named Labron, gripe too much, they will get a T. foul called on them. Therefore, the play is somewhat rougher.

Hawks are not great - - Not yet. But, boy, are they good !

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Re: Do you think Trae is sustainable in a series? 

Post#6 » by jayu70 » Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:46 pm

Trae's thought:
In his junior year of high school, an undersized Trae Young got tired of bigger players trying to push him around.

Because he knew the ins-and-outs of what referees would have to call as a foul, Young found success in using the other team's physicality against it.

"That's when I really started focusing on just knowing what I'm allowed to do as an offensive player and what the defense is allowed to do, and so I just use, sometimes I just use their size and their strengths against them, " Young said.

The 6 foot 1, 180 pound guard has an uncanny knack for gauging a defender's approach and finding away to draw contact whether he's driving in the lane or getting a shot up on the perimeter.

He trains specifically on his balance and his ability to stop-and-start start....
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Re: Do you think Trae is sustainable in a series? 

Post#7 » by Lockdown504090 » Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:18 pm

jayu70 wrote:Trae's thought:
In his junior year of high school, an undersized Trae Young got tired of bigger players trying to push him around.

Because he knew the ins-and-outs of what referees would have to call as a foul, Young found success in using the other team's physicality against it.

"That's when I really started focusing on just knowing what I'm allowed to do as an offensive player and what the defense is allowed to do, and so I just use, sometimes I just use their size and their strengths against them, " Young said.

The 6 foot 1, 180 pound guard has an uncanny knack for gauging a defender's approach and finding away to draw contact whether he's driving in the lane or getting a shot up on the perimeter.

He trains specifically on his balance and his ability to stop-and-start start....
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The teams theyve played this season arent really defensive minded, and last season ,teams were under no circumstance going to seriously prepare for this since the hawks were so bad. im curious to see if this works on better defenses, and if it works more than once against them. Imagine if they had Embiid, who does the same things as harden but inside the arc? teams would be in bonus the whole game and be unable to play D :lol:

Actually hell, they could probably trade for him and contend this season.
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Re: Do you think Trae is sustainable in a series? 

Post#8 » by Lockdown504090 » Fri Jan 1, 2021 8:51 pm

If his tricks work today I think he’s a better foul drawer than harden. The nets have two days to prepare they should be ready, especially since they got a good game out of the hawks
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Re: Do you think Trae is sustainable in a series? 

Post#9 » by Jamaaliver » Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:21 pm

This is pretty damning evidence. When Trae can’t draw fouls at a high rate, he’s a fairly pedestrian player this season. (And that 3-pt percentage is alarming.)

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Re: Do you think Trae is sustainable in a series? 

Post#11 » by Jamaaliver » Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:14 pm

Lockdown504090 wrote:My biggest question is the free throws. I don’t personally mind the ref baiting techniques as that stuff is part of the mental side of basketball.

Do you think this is Sustainable



It looks like the answer is...no.

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Post#12 » by HMFFL » Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:16 pm

The free throw attempts have cooled down and Trae continues to not shot from three at a high percentage.

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