LAS VEGAS -- Atlanta Hawks rookie Trae Young left Sunday's 85-68 NBA Summer League loss to the Portland Trail Blazers with a right quad contusion, an injury he originally suffered in Saturday's game against the New York Knicks.
"We were just being cautious," explained Hawks summer coach Chris Jent. "He was sore to start the game. He caught a knee, went knee to thigh yesterday in the game and it just wasn't loosening up, so smart thing to do.
Young, the No. 5 pick of this year's draft, was scoreless in nine minutes of action in the first half Sunday. He attempted just two shots before being ruled out at halftime. 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. Young's 21 points on Saturday were his most in an Atlanta uniform.
The Hawks wrap up their schedule for preliminary-round play against the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday before beginning tournament competition.
"I'm going to try to get back in and get my body healed," Young said. "It's really up to them (when I play). I want to be back for the playoffs for sure, get some more games under my belt and keep playing."