VIDEO: Trae Young Really Tried to Nutmeg Fred VanVleet Before a Step-Back and it Almost Worked

Atlanta Hawks vs Toronto Raptors January 20, 2020
Atlanta Hawks vs Toronto Raptors January 20, 2020

Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young showed no respect beyond the arc on Monday. With time expiring in the first half, Young pulled up from 3-point range against Toronto Raptors point guard Fred VanVleet, after nutmegging him by shoving the ball between his legs. If this had only gone down...

Karma may have caught up with Young, as he ultimately threw up a brick on the step-back jumper that followed. Young is averaging 28.8 points per game this year, only his second season in the NBA. His statistical performance may warrant some room for showy moves like this one, even if they result in misses.