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Hawks point guard Trae Young progressing in his recovery from ankle injury

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It appears Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young is progressing in his recovery from an ankle injury.

Hawks head coach Lloyd Pierce says Young got some shots up and did some conditioning on Saturday:

Young is expected to be re-evaluated on Monday. He 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.

Young won the Eastern Conference Player of the Week Award for week 1 of the season. The Hawks, after losing to the Miami Heat on Thursday at home, are 2-3 on the season. They don’t play again until Tuesday when they host the San Antonio Spurs.

Last season for the Hawks, Young put up 19.1 points, 3.7 rebounds and 8.1 assists per game. He shot 41.8 percent from the floor, 32.4 percent from the 3-point line and 82.9 percent from the charity stripe.

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. He’s one of the best young talents in the NBA.