Hawks G Trae Young fined $35K for gesture

By Thomson Reuters Feb 14, 2024 | 2:53 PM

The NBA fined Hawks guard Trae Young $35,000 on Wednesday for directing an “inappropriate and unprofessional gesture” toward an official.

The incident occurred with 3:58 remaining in the fourth quarter of Atlanta’s 136-126 home loss against the Chicago Bulls on Monday.

Replays showed Young shaking his head and making the “money” gesture with his fingers after being whistled for a technical foul for flopping.

The three-time All-Star was fined $25,000 on Dec. 9 for directing inappropriate language toward an official after a 114-113 home loss to the Brooklyn Nets.

Young, 25, is averaging 27.0 points, 10.9 assists and 2.8 rebounds per game through 49 starts in his sixth season with the Hawks.

–Field Level Media