June 6, 2020, 9:40 pmTrae YoungPG, Atlanta Hawks
The eight NBA teams left out of the remainder of the season proposed to play a summer league with televised games to help the development of younger players.
The teams are concerned that the extended time off from playing organized basketball for their young players. Hawks owner, Tony Ressler told Ramon Shelburne that "Nine months is too long without organized basketball. I think the league has heard that loud and clear. We are pushing to remain competitive. That's what our players want. We were desperate to have something that helps us to stay competitive." It's encouraging that the eight NBA teams seem to be on the same page with playing games before the start of the 2020-2021 season. This would likely only include younger players, so it would be an interesting opportunity to monitor emerging prospects.
April 27, 2020, 2:11 pmTrae YoungPG, Atlanta Hawks
While it had been reported that the Hawks could open their practice facility for individual workouts as early as Friday, GM Travis Schlenk said that there are no plans to do so.
Schlenk said, "We have not gotten anything official from the NBA yet… I can tell you though, if we do receive a memo between now and then, we currently have no plans to open up our facility on Friday." The NBA reportedly gave clearance to teams in cities and states with eased stay-at-home restrictions to open facilities on May 1, but the Hawks are going to take a more cautious approach. If Georgia's reopening goes well it's possible that the team opens things up quickly but Schlenk cautioned that the last thing they wanted was to jump right in and experience a second wave of COVID-19.
Source: Matt Stewart on Twitter
April 8, 2020, 4:12 pmTrae YoungPG, Atlanta Hawks
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the NBA and ESPN are close to finalizing a televised Horse competition that expects to feature Trae Young, Chris Paul, Zach LaVine and others.
It is also believed that there will be some participants from the WNBA as well as recent NBA alumni. The NBA has been trying to find any way to get their product back on television and this seems like the easiest way to make that happen in the current environment. The NBA might still be a ways away but NBA fans will be able to watch some of their favorite athletes in a good old fashioned Horse competition.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
March 11, 2020, 10:56 pmTrae YoungPG, Atlanta Hawks
Trae Young took the game into his hands on Wednesday night, scoring 42 points on 12-of-25 shooting (6-12 3PT), grabbing two rebounds, and dishing out 11 assists.
Young's efforts came up just short as the Hawks lost to the Knicks in OT, but it's clear that Young is a baller. He can shoot lights out, and facilitate others with his fantastic vision and passing. Young will be an elite player for years to come.
March 9, 2020, 11:07 pmTrae YoungPG, Atlanta Hawks
Trae Young scored 31 points on 11-of-25 shooting to go with 16 assists, four rebounds and six triples in a 143-138 double-overtime victory over the Hornets on Monday.
Young shot 6-of-13 from deep, bouncing back after shooting 1-of-10 from beyond the arc on Saturday. Young was battling an illness on Saturday and it looks like he is feeling better after this big stat line in 44 minutes. Young will be a top-20 player with first-round upside ROS.
March 7, 2020, 11:08 pmTrae YoungPG, Atlanta Hawks
Trae Young (illness) scored 16 points with five rebounds, four assists and five turnovers in a 118-101 loss to the Grizzlies on Saturday.
Young shot 4-of-16 from the floor and 1-of-10 from beyond the arc in his return from his one-game absence with flu-like symptoms. Young is outside the top-60 over the past two weeks, but he's still inside the top-20 on the season and has been a top-10 player for stretches during the season. He should bounce back to producing top-20 value any day now.
March 7, 2020, 6:35 pmTrae YoungPG, Atlanta Hawks
Trae Young (illness) is well enough to give it a go and will play on Saturday.
Young missed Friday's game with the illness but should be ready to rock his game once again now that the medical staff has cleared him to play.
Source: Sarah K Spencer on Twitter
March 7, 2020, 1:43 pmTrae YoungPG, Atlanta Hawks
Trae Young (flu-like symptoms) is being listed as questionable against the Grizzles on Saturday.
Young missed Friday's game which allowed Jeff Teague to start and play 28 minutes but it was Kevin Huerter (14 points, 11 assists) and Cam Reddish (28 points) who really shined in his absence. Check back for another update prior to game-time.
March 6, 2020, 5:39 pmTrae YoungPG, Atlanta Hawks
Trae Young (illness) will miss Friday's game against the Wizards.
Jeff Teague will get the start in lieu of Young. He could be in for a nice night of DFS numbers, and John Collins will be putting up plenty of shots vs. the Wizards in what should be a high-scoring affair. Young will have the chance to return on Saturday against the Grizzlies.
Source: Sarah K. Spencer on Twitter
March 6, 2020, 5:12 pmTrae YoungPG, Atlanta Hawks
Trae Young is doubtful to face the Wizards on Friday due to an illness.
Not good. Young was looking at a great matchup vs. the Wizards but that plan looks to be on hold. Swing back to see if Young does end up out of the lineup, and assume the Hawks will turn to Jeff Teague and Brandon Goodwin as fill-ins.
Source: Sarah K. Spencer on Twitter
March 6, 2020, 12:44 pmTrae YoungPG, Atlanta Hawks
Trae Young (illness) is now questionable to suit up for Friday's game.
Young was dealing with an illness late last week but it didn't prevent him from playing in every game since, so hopefully the trend continues tonight. Jeff Teague and Brandon Goodwin would be the top replacements if Young ends up sitting.
Source: Sarah K. Spencer on Twitter
March 2, 2020, 11:04 pmTrae YoungPG, Atlanta Hawks
Trae Young scored 19 points and sank all nine of his free throw attempts, but the positives ended there as he shot 5-of-17 from the field with just one rebound, two assists, one steal and one block in 29 minutes as the Hawks lost big to the Grizzlies 88-127 on Monday.
Young was even brought back into the game late with the score totally out of hand for some reason. The Hawks couldn't get much going tonight, but Young should bounce back to his top-10 production when the Hawks take on the Wizards on Friday.
February 29, 2020, 10:20 pmTrae YoungPG, Atlanta Hawks
Trae Young dropped 15 dimes on Saturday, adding 25 points and four rebounds in a 129-117 win vs. the Blazers.
Young shot 1-of-8 from deep but shot a perfect 10-of-10 from the free throw line. Young's shooting has been slumping lately, shooting .420 from the field over the past two weeks. He's still a top-15 player in 9-cat leagues over that stretch and he will be a top-20 player with first-round upside for the rest of this season and beyond.
February 28, 2020, 10:01 pmTrae YoungPG, Atlanta Hawks
Trae Young dished out 14 dimes on Friday to go along with 22 points (6-of-18 FGs, 9-of-10 FTs), two rebounds, one triple and one steal in 31 minutes.
In an odd stroke of irony, Young was the Hawks starter who hit the least number of treys in this game. However, it's a good sign that he was able to share the rock and get more of his teammates involved in the action, especially with him struggling to find his shot from the field. He's been shooting the ball better than this lately, so this little stumble should be erased by a good game soon enough.
February 28, 2020, 12:08 pmTrae YoungPG, Atlanta Hawks
Trae Young (illness) will be available to play on Friday against the Nets.
Young was officially questionable after sitting out Thursday's practice but it was always assumed he'd play after dropping 37 while being sick on Wednesday. Get him in lineups.
Source: Chris Kirschner on Twitter