Atlanta Hawks:Young, Reddish Will Unlock Each Other’s Games

Atlanta Hawks, Trae Young (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Atlanta Hawks, Cam Reddish (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) /

Having Trae Young set screens for shooters, is not the only way to use him as a screener. He can also be used as the screener in the pick and roll, with Cam Reddish as the ball handler. This will force defenses to make a difficult decision, just as they have to do when facing Golden State.

The following two tweets by Shane Young, NBA columnist for Forbes Sports, show the consequences of the wrong decision on such a play. The first clip using Steph Curry, show us how Trae Young could free himself by slipping the screen.

The second clip provided by Shane Young, also using Curry setting a screen for Kevin Durant, shows us what could happen if the defense attempts to trap Cam Reddish running the same play. A simple pass would lead to a wide open mid range shot by Trae Young.

Should the defense rotate, it will result in either a lay-up, or open shot for John Collins, Kevin Huerter or De’Andre Hunter. It is a true pick your poison situation.