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Trae Young's First Two Summer League 3-Pointers Were Airballs

A closeup of Trae Young warming up before an Oklahoma game.

NORMAN, OK - FEBRUARY 05: Trae Young #11 of the Oklahoma Sooners warms up before the game against the West Virginia Mountaineers at Lloyd Noble Center on February 5, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)

The Atlanta Hawks traded for Trae Young because they envisioned him filling it up for them. Young was a prolific scorer in his only season at Oklahoma.

Young will likely have many better showings than the start of his first NBA Summer League game. It wasn't pretty.

Facing the Memphis Grizzlies, Young's first two three-point attempts hit nothing but air. No net, no rim, nothing.

Here's the video of the two airballs.

Young probably was a little nervous, but he also probably learned an important lesson. The game is different at this level.

That push shot from long range? It isn't as easy to get it off against longer and better defenders.

Young has started off 0-for-7 in his summer league debut. That's not good, but he has time to turn it around.

There's nowhere to go but up after all.