Matched up with uber-athletic Knicks lottery pick Kevin Knox, Jazz forward Georges Niang managed to lean in toward the hoop and draw a foul and get to the line - a critical edge with 22 seconds left for Utah's 90-85 victory over NY on Sunday night at Cox Pavilion.
Young was expected to be a top-10 pick in the draft, but it was somewhat of a surprise that he was taken as high as the No. 5 overall player selected.
During four summer games in Utah and Las Vegas, Young had been averaging 14.8 points and 6.0 assists per game, albeit on 25 percent shooting and 18 percent accuracy from 3-point range. He got close to defend the former Oklahoma Sooners star, before Young deployed a ball fake. But it looks like Allen is playing solid defense, taking away the space Young so desperately needs to operate. The two guards remained engaged as Young tried to wrestle free, and the pair scuffled as Young's right arm lowered onto Allen's back. Allen then put his hands up in the air, making his case and pleading innocence to the nearby referee.
Both were to blame, and both were assessed technical fouls.
Knox made quite a debut, not just with his first bucket but also in his first Summer League game, leading the Knicks with 22 points and eight rebounds in their 91-89 win over the Hawks at the Thomas & Mack Center.