After shooting 42.2% from three in December, Young is shooting 30.8% in January. The six-game sample size is far from definitive. Young also began November shooting 30.2% from deep before finishing with a 37.7% mark in that month, and he shot 24.1% over the first four games of the season.
But he shot 31.6% from the floor, including 2-for-10 on threes versus the Wizards.
Young hasn’t hit more than two threes in a game since the Hawks’ win over the Wizards on New Year’s Eve. He has attempted fewer than eight threes just once in the last 16 games, though he has shot 36% in that entire span thanks to his strong showing in December.
Hawks must 'push through' poor shooting performances
He noted that it can be “deflating” when getting good looks that don’t fall like the Hawks were in the loss to Washington.
Young also talked about taking the approach of shooting through it.
“Just gotta push through,” Young said. “I'm constantly preaching to my teammates to keep shooting. Even when Saddiq will miss a couple early and we want him to keep shooting. We want Bogi to keep shooting, we want Jalen to shoot when he's open, and everybody to keep shooting.
“It's no different whenever I'm shooting. They're telling me to keep shooting … A couple of my shots have been going in and out, and this is part of it. And it'll be a time where they go back in and it'll be rolling again.”