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Hawks’ Trae Young claims ankle ‘feels great’

Trae Young, Hawks

Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young says his right ankle “feels great.”

Young practiced on Monday, and he could play on Tuesday against the San Antonio Spurs.

“It feels great,” Young said, via Sarah K. Spencer of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “This is probably the hardest I’ve worked as far as a small time period, and needing to listen, to do everything I could to be able to get back. If anybody knows me, (they know) I hate missing games. I hate not being able to play. So I was trying to do everything I could to be able to get back.”

Young has gotten off to a stellar start to the season for the Hawks. The guard is averaging 26.8 points, 5.0 rebounds and 7.3 assists while shooting 50.7 percent from the field, 50.0 percent from beyond the arc and 80.8 percent from the free-throw line.

The 21-year-old guard won the Eastern Conference Player of the Week award for the first week of the season. The Hawks, after losing to the Miami Heat on Thursday at home, are now 2-3 on the campaign.

The Hawks haven’t made the playoffs since 2017. In a wide-open Eastern Conference, Young and Atlanta are eager to prove the world wrong and make a postseason run.

Hopefully, Trae is back sooner rather than later. After all, he’s one of the best young talents in the NBA.