The Atlanta Hawks season has been a disappointment to say the least. The Hawks have fallen to 11-35 on the season often losing in blowout fashion despite great production from Trae Young.
Trae Young is the Atlanta Hawks lone All-Star, the rest of the roster has failed to live up to expectations or produce consistently on either side of the ball. The Hawks season long woes cannot be blamed on Trae Young.
The problem is the rest of the roster, a roster that was overestimated and cannot find any consistency. On any given night the Hawks have young players who can drop twenty in the blink of an eye or disappear just as quickly for a week.
This off-season Atlanta is going to have to find a way to acquire defenders and shooters they can put around Trae Young. Young’s only shortcomings are on the defensive end where he struggles to compete.
Atlanta needs to add a rim protector and perimeter defenders to off-set the defense they lose with Young. Atlanta could be an interesting destination for next off-season’s free agents and trade targets.
If they are willing to rebuild they have young assets they could use to build a real team around young. For now, however, we are in the middle of a lost season another season of Trae Young being wasted.
Stars like Trae Young are few and hard to come by, every season Atlanta doesn’t put a contending team around him is another season wasted and another season closer to Young having the chance to leave Atlanta for a true contender.
It is time for the Hawks to focus on the next phase and build a team around their star point guard. If they don’t Young may decide Atlanta isn’t the sports culture he wants to be a part of. A losing culture that continues to disappoint.