Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young was fined $15,000 for making contact with a game official. Young bumped a referee midway through the second quarter of Thursday’s game at the Washington Wizards.
Following that game, Young vented about his frustrations with the points of emphasis on foul baiting. Young stopped short of saying too much, noting he didn’t want to be fined for criticizing officiating. However, he made it clear that while the officials are cleaning up some things, Young believes they are missing some fouls that should be called.
Through five games, Young is averaging a career-low 4.4 free throw attempts per game.