Latest Basketball News (Week 3 August 2018)

Trae Young starts off in style but his peers are close behind

This year’s rookie class has high standards to live up to according to the standards set by their predecessors namely the class of 2017. The class of 2017 produced some of the best rookies in the game who could not only put up huge numbers in the regular matches but also impacted the playoffs by their plays. We saw the debut of Donovan Mitchell, Ben Simmons and Jayson Tatum last season and they were all of the future All Stars standards. De’Aaron Fox was on top of his game averaging more points and assists than 2016-2017 rookie of the year but did not even make it to the Second Team All Rookie last season which goes to show the level of competition that was on. This years batch seems just as good if not better with Atlanta’s Trae Young the 6 foot 2 guard in the forefront of it all. He will hope to make his manager proud and regret his decision of trading his No.3 pick and picking up an extra pick choosing Young at No.5.

Trae Bell-Haynes sign for pro Basketball Bundesliga outfit

Trae Bell-Haynes’s career has finally taken flight with him joining German Basketball Bundesliga outfit FraportSkyliners. Trae Bell-Haynes the former University of Vermont men’s basketball star has signed a professional deal marking the beginning of his career in professional basketball. On being asked about his decision Trae Bell-Haynes said that he was indeed very excited to continue his basketball career and that he thinks that Frankfurt is a wonderful city. He also added that he is looking forward to working with the people there. He was crowned the two time America East Conference Player of the year and had participated in NBA’s summer league in July. He had an average of 5.6 points with 14.2 mins on the clock for the Milwaukee Bucks. He was also one of the few players to have been invited to the NBA Global camp which is a pre drafting showcase in Italy in June.

Kyrie Irving’s future still unclear

Though Kyrie irving holds a 21.3 million dollars player option for the season of 2019-2020 there is always ambiguity over his future endeavours. That is why he is a common name in the 2019 free agency class. And also 21.3 million is a pretty low sum for a 26 year old player in his prime who has riding a streak 5 consecutive All Star selections. And despite Celtics having a brilliant team and it looks as if they’ll hold on to that class for the recent future Irving still is on the market and Marc Stein of The New York Times reported that both New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets are hot on his trail.