Atlanta Hawks: Young’s Injury Shows Point Guard Help Needed

Atlanta Hawks, Trae Young (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)
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The Atlanta Hawks fell to 2-2 with a 97-112 loss in Miami. The most concerning element in the defeat was Trae Young injuring his ankle in the second quarter. The absence of Young shows the team badly needs point guard help.

The Atlanta Hawks have played very well so far this season. They prevailed in their first two games over the Detroit Pistons and Orlando Magic. The Orlando victory was especially encouraging because the Hawks were swept by the Magic last season.

The Atlanta Hawks nearly knocked off the Philadelphia 76ers, who remain the only undefeated team in the Eastern Conference. Atlanta led most of the game before falling 103-105 against the team than many feels is the best in the conference.

Trae Young and His Historic Start to 2019-20

Trae Young got the 2019-20 season off to a torrid start by pouring in 38 points while dishing out nine assists and grabbing seven rebounds in Detroit. His full game was on display as he dazzled the road crowd with several long three-pointers. He even made an amazing four-point play in the Hawks 117-100 victory.

Trae followed that up with another incredible effort, dropping 39 points and matching his assist and rebound totals of seven, in the home opening win against Orlando. Those points included a three-point shot that Young banked in off of the glass sealing the 103-99 victory for Atlanta. It was a historic two-game start for the Atlanta Hawks point guard.

Trae Young continued to play well in the Atlanta Hawks third game, scoring 25 points, grabbing four boards and again handing out nine assists. He posted this stat line despite constant trapping from the 76ers defense.

Trae Young was double teamed and denied the opportunity to take the final shot of the contest. Subsequently Vince Carter missed a three-pointer that would have won the game as time expired.