Hawks news: Trae Young explains why he wants to be an All-Star
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Hawks’ Trae Young explains why he wants to be an All-Star

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Atlanta Hawks second-year point guard Trae Young wants to be an All-Star this season so his platform becomes bigger.

Young is in first place among Eastern Conference guards in All-Star voting despite the Hawks’ terrible record:

“The more impactful I am on the court, the more I can be off the court,” Trae Young said, via The Athletic. “That’s how I look at it. That’s why I want to be an All-Star. That’s why I want to be one of the best players in the NBA. My platform would get bigger and I will be able to do so much more for my community.”

Young has been invited to participate in the 3-Point Contest and Skills Challenge during All-Star Weekend. The Hawks would certainly love to have Young represent the franchise in Chicago during All-Star Weekend in what has been a dreadful season.

Young is averaging 28.9 points, 4.5 rebounds and 8.4 assists in 36 games for the Hawks while shooting 44.2 percent from the field, 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 84.6 percent from the free-throw line.

With only eight wins. the Hawks need to get Young more talent around him. They are one of the teams that has shown interest in acquiring Andre Drummond from the Detroit Pistons.