Allen, Young scuffle briefly during NBA Summer League matchup

Melissa Majchrzak  

  Jazz wrap up local Summer League with win over Hawks

Melissa Majchrzak Jazz wrap up local Summer League with win over Hawks

Trae Young, the former Oklahoma Sooner who was selected fifth overall by the Mavs and traded to the Hawks, had a nightmarish start to his rookie NBA Summer League in Utah.

The Atlanta Hawks and Utah Jazz guards got feisty in the third quarter of the Jazz's 92-87 win Thursday at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City.

"That's not the first time Grayson has gotten tangled up with someone", Young said after the game, "but it's not the first time and last time I'm going to get tangled up with someone". Grayson then retaliated with a "Zidanesque" headbutt to the chest, bringing tension and emotion to the scene.

Allen and Young were both called for technical fouls after almost fighting each other in the first half of the exhibition game.

Young didn't seem to like it and tried to force Allen to the ground. It's going to happen. The play occurred when Trae caught a pass at the top of the arch only to be met by Grayson's stiff defence. Allen also got a personal foul. On the way back up, hands aloft as if he were trying to end the play, Allen appeared to give Young a slight shoulder check.

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