Derrick Rose had nothing but words of praise for Trae Young following the New York Knicks’ elimination at the hands of the Atlanta Hawks.
While the New York Knicks had a relatively better run this season making it to the playoffs for the first time since 2013, the Hawks proved to be too strong for them to handle.
Game 5 might not have been Trae Young’s best performance ever, but the 22-year-old still managed to drop an impressive 36 points and 9 assists. Clint Capela’s defensive prowess and the team’s overall ability to shut down Julius Randle proved to be more than enough for the Hawks to secure a comfortable win.
The Hawks will now get ready to face the number one seed in the east, the Philadelphia 76ers. However, with Joel Embiid reportedly suffering from a meniscus tear in Game 4 against the Washington Wizards, the Hawks should be looking to capitalize on this latest development in hopes of extending one of their better playoff runs in recent memory.
“I’ve always been a fan,” says Derrick Rose discussing Trae Young’s performance this season
NBA vet and New York Knicks guard Derricks Rose displayed true sportsmanship and class by tipping his hat off to Trae Young and his performance this season in a post-game interview last night.
Regardless of his team’s disappointing elimination in the first round of the playoffs, the 32-year-old has always displayed a genuine love for the game and looks to encourage young and upcoming talent on and off the court.
Trae’s Atlanta Hawks managed to eliminate the New York Knicks from the first round of the playoffs in under five games, winning the series 4-1. This will be the first time since 2016 that the Hawks have made it to the second round of the playoffs.
The Knicks, on the other hand hardly ever seemed to settle in due to the constant offensive pressure of the Hawks just shooting 31 out of 82 from the field and turning the ball over 16 times.
“Everything has just fallen into place for Trae over there. I’ve always been a fan of his game.” ✊
D-Rose showing love to Trae.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 3, 2021