Trae Young Demanding Trade From Atlanta Hawks?
Is Trae Young demanding a trade from the Atlanta Hawks?
Not yet, but things appear to be trending in this direction.
While Luka Doncic has stolen most of the headlines so far this year, another young star from the very same draft has also been putting together a stellar sophomore campaign.
Young, 21, has been averaging 28.8 points and 8.4 assists per game through the first 23 games of the season.
Unfortunately this ridiculously impressive production has not translated into victories for the Hawks, who currently own a 6-17 mark.
According to a recent report from Shams Charania, the perpetual awfulness of his team is starting to wear on Young.
In his column, Charania describes an “emotional locker room scene” in the aftermath of a recent Hawks loss that many within the organization are apparently taking very seriously.
On Wednesday, a high-ranking team member reportedly reached out to Young and promised him that the Hawks were working to find him some help.
Coming out of last year’s draft, the big question was who would ultimately be the better player: Doncic or Young.
Based on individual numbers, the two are very close. It is probably Doncic by a smidgen, but again – very close.
In terms of team success, though, it is not even a debate. The Dallas Mavericks are currently No. 3 in the Western Conference with a 16-7 mark.
Atlanta, meanwhile, is the third worst team in the insanely awful Eastern Conference.
Will the Hawks be able to find Young some help? They better. Because if they don’t, he is going to want out sooner rather than later.