Ben Simmons on passing up dunk attempt vs. Trae Young: I'm not the reason we didn't win

Ben Simmons on passing up dunk attempt vs. Trae Young: I'm not the reason we didn't win

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Ben Simmons on passing up dunk attempt vs. Trae Young: I'm not the reason we didn't win

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Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
For tomorrow’s game vs. Milwaukee:
Bogdan Bogdanovic (right knee injury recovery) is out.
Trae Young (right shin soreness) is questionable. – 5:00 PM
Lauren L. Williams @WilliamsLaurenL
Hawks injury report for tomorrow’s game vs. the Bucks:
Bogdan Bogdanovic (right knee injury recovery) is OUT.
Trae Young (right shin soreness) is QUESTIONABLE. – 4:55 PM
Brian Mahoney @briancmahoney
Nets have Ben Simmons listed as questionable for Monday in Dallas. Has missed four straight games with left knee soreness. – 4:53 PM
Kristian Winfield @Krisplashed
Ben Simmons has been upgraded to Questionable and could play tomorrow against the Dallas Mavericks. #Nets #NBA #NetsWorld – 2:23 PM
Erik Slater @erikslater_
Nets say Ben Simmons is Questionable for tomorrow’s game in Dallas.
Joe Harris and Seth Curry not on injury report, so both will play. – 2:23 PM
Brian Lewis @NYPost_Lewis
Ben Simmons (left knee soreness) upgraded to questionable for the #Nets tomorrow at the #mavericks. – 2:23 PM
Marc J. Spears @MarcJSpears
Nets Status Report for tomorrow night’s game at Dallas:
Ben Simmons (left knee soreness) – QUESTIONABLE – 2:22 PM
BasketNews @BasketNews_com
Ben Simmons intends to represent Australia in the Paris Olympics for the first time since 2016 🇦🇺👀 PM

Trae Young @TheTraeYoung
Another Day, Another Opportunity💯 – 11:55 AM
Justin Kubatko @jkubatko
The @Jaryd Wilson Trae Young (34p/10a) and Dejounte Murray (22p/10r/11a) each recorded at least 20p/10a in the same game for the second time this season.
The last backcourt duo to record at least two such games in a season was the @San Antonio Spurs Alvin Robertson and Johnny Dawkins (1987-88). AM

Michael Gallagher @MikeSGallagher
Highest percentage of converting potential assists to assists (among top 50 per game on potentials, these guys are running hot on dimes):
Trae Young : 67.1%
Caris LeVert: 66.3%
Monte Morris: 65.1%
Dejounte Murray: 65%
Domantas Sabonis: 64.9%
Ben Simmons: 61.9%
Chris Paul: 61.5 % – 4:10 AM
Trae Young @TheTraeYoung
Couldn’t lose on pops Bday!
You know what it is🤞🏽❤️
Everything Grandpa is very proud! AM

Lauren L. Williams @WilliamsLaurenL
Nate McMillan said that Trae Young did most of the play calling when he was on the floor tonight. He said that Young’s ability to get everyone involved shows growth – 10:35 PM
Mike Prada @MikePradaNBA
That Trae Young pass for the John Collins game-sealing 3 bent time and space. – 10:23 PM
John Hollinger @johnhollinger
Unfair to expect Alvarado to pressure Trae Young 94 feet in an OT game and then retire Yordan Alvarez with runners on. – 10:15 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Final: Hawks 124, Pelicans 121
Trae Young had 34 points and 10 assists. Went 14 of 15 at the line.
Zion and CJ each had 29.
New Orleans lost in OT for the third time in nine games to start the season. – 10:13 PM
StatMuse @statmuse
Trae tonight:
34 PTS
10 AST
14-15 FT
With one eye. PM

Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
that skip pass trae just made to john collins in the weakside corner fooled the hell out of everyone on the pelicans. they all thought it was going to hunter, which is the pass 99.9999% of basketball players make in that situation. trae is a genius. – 10:06 PM
Jake Madison @NOLAJake
Pelicans were great for like 95% of that defensive possession. That is an insane pass by Trae – 10:04 PM
David Morrow @_DavidMorrow
Omg, that off-the-dribble lefty skip pass Trae just whipped to Collins made me gasp. – 10:03 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
What a pass by Trae to the corner.
Read Naji sliding up to Hunter with both Ingram and Herb on him and caught Naji in between.
Collins nails the 3 and Hawks take a 122-116 lead with 19.2 to go. – 10:03 PM
Lauren L. Williams @WilliamsLaurenL
John Collins has been quiet offensively tonight but Trae Young just found him in the corner where he hit a 3 to send the Hawks up 122-116. – 10:02 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
Trae Young is slicing the Pels defense up – 10:02 PM
Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
Trae is jawing a bit at Zion after getting around him to throw Capela an oop. – 9:55 PM
Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
Justin Holiday in for Trae as Hawks look to hold off NOP and get OT with 4.1 secs left. – 9:48 PM
Lauren L. Williams @WilliamsLaurenL
JK Trae Young is back on the court. – 9:29 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Hawks say Trae Young is questionable to return to the game with a right calf contusion. – 9:26 PM
Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
Trae Young (right calf contusion) is questionable to return to tonight’s game. – 9:26 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
End of the 3rd: Hawks 88, Pelicans 85
McCollum 23 pts
Williamson 18 pts, 5 rebs, 4 assts
Ingram 12 pts (5-14 FG)
Pels are showing some life after falling behind by as much as 12 at one point. They’ve gotta figure out Trae Young (32 pts, 7 assts) tho. He’s living in the paint. – 9:17 PM
Lauren L. Williams @WilliamsLaurenL
Trae Young appears to have taken the safety glasses off. – 9:08 PM
Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
Trae Young has 31 points with 3:28 left in 3Q. – 9:07 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Trae gets a crazy whistle. – 9:06 PM
Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
Outstanding help defense from Trae. PM

Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
HALF: Hawks 60, Pels 52
– CJ: 15p, 7/11 FG
– Zion: 12p, 2r, 2a
– BI: 9p, 4r, 3a
– JV: 6p, 10r
Pels: 42.9 FG%, 3/9 3P, 7/9 FT
Hawks: 55/3 FG%, 5/17 3P, 3/5 FT
– Trae: 17p, 6a
– Capela: 13p, 10r
– Dejounte: 9p, 8a, 5r – 8:31 PM
Will Guillory @WillGuillory
End of the 1st: Hawks 29, Pelicans 28
McCollum 11 pts (5-6 FG)
Williamson 7 pts
Ingram 2 pts (1-7 FG), 5 rebs, 3 assts
Pels are keeping it close despite shooting 39 percent from the field. Containing Trae Young (10pts, 4 assts) has also been an issue. – 8:06 PM
Christian Clark @cclark_13
Staying in front of Trae Young seems like a not fun job. He’s got 10 points. Hawks 29, Pelicans 28 after one. – 8:05 PM
Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Trae Young is a go for Atlanta. PM

Christian Clark @cclark_13
CJ McCollum
Herb Jones
Brandon Ingram
Zion Williamson
Jonas Valanciunas
Hawks guard Trae Young is playing. He will start. – 7:05 PM
Lauren L. Williams @WilliamsLaurenL
Hawks guard Trae Young is officially available for tonight’s game against the Pelicans. PM

Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
Trae Young has come out for his warmup. PM

Andrew Lopez @_Andrew_Lopez
Nate McMillan says Trae Young (left eye contusion) will be a game-time decision. Said Trae is feeling better from the other night when he was temporarily knocked out of the Knicks game. – 5:48 PM
Kevin Chouinard @KLChouinard
Nate McMillan on Trae: “He’s feeling better.”
Said it would be a game-time decision. – 5:48 PM
Lauren L. Williams @WilliamsLaurenL
Trae Young is a game time decision. Nate McMillan said he’s feeling better. – 5:47 PM
Eurohoops @Eurohoopsnet
Ben Simmons: I’m going to the Olympics – it’s a dream of mine…5:01 PM
Austin Burton @Amaar_206
NBA League Pass Game of the Day: Pelicans at Hawks
Is Trae vs. Zion the next generation’s Steph vs. LeBron? The two rising stars lead teams that are trending up when Atlanta (5-3) hosts New Orleans (5-3). PM

Lauren L. Williams @WilliamsLaurenL
2:30 injury reports for tonight’s Hawks vs. Pelicans game at 7:30. We’ll know later if Trae Young is available. As of now he’s still Questionable. PM

More on this storyline

Erik Slater: Nets upgraded Ben Simmons to Questionable for tomorrow’s game in Dallas. Joe Harris and Seth Curry not on the injury report, both are expected to play. -via Twitter @erikslater_ / November 6, 2022
Depending on the pundit you quote, Ben Simmons is a punk or a star, cry-baby or victim, phenom or disgrace, stud or dud, beast or bust, bum or brat – fraud or faker or freak. He’s also become a kind of mental-health test case – alongside Naomi Osaka and Simone Biles and Nick Kyrgios – for how much attention and pressure and sheer spite athletes should be expected to endure. “I had a terrible year,” Simmons says, flatly, “so I know how to handle my emotions and what I need to be doing to get on track. If I’m worried or sad or frustrated or angry, I feel like I’m better able to deal with that now. It took time, but I’m at peace with who I am and what’s going on around me. I know what my priorities are, and what I need to do every day. Besides that, I just want to be me.” -via Sydney Morning Herald / November 5, 2022
Kevin Chouinard: Trae Young is available. -via Twitter @KLChouinard / November 5, 2022
Kevin Chouinard: For tomorrow’s game vs. New Orleans: Trae Young (left eye contusion) is questionable. Bogdan Bogdanovic (right knee injury recovery) is out. -via Twitter @KLChouinard / November 4, 2022
Lauren L. Williams: Nate McMillan said that Trae Young came in for practice today but that he left early for an eye doctors appointment. He said that he hasn’t gotten any indication on whether Young needs any further procedures and today’s visit as far as he knew was a follow up. -via Twitter @WilliamsLaurenL / November 4, 2022

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