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Hawks’ Trae Young posts cryptic tweet on the eve of the NBA Draft

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Atlanta Hawks rookie sensation Trae Young has added further fuel to the flame that is the upcoming NBA Draft. On his Twitter page, the 20-year-old posted a very brief message — a single emoji, actually — which has definitely gotten a lot of people thinking what he might have meant with the cryptic tweet:

Numerous other players around the NBA have also been tweeting similarly cryptic things this week as rumors ramp up.

The Hawks have remained active leading toward draft night, with the team currently in possession of three first-round picks.

Atlanta will be picking at the No. 8 spot, and a number of mock drafts have linked them to Duke freshman Cam Reddish. While the 19-year-old wing may have had a frustrating season with the Blue Devils last year, he still has some franchise-altering potential and would slot in well with the Hawks’ core of Young and big man John Collins. Perhaps the prospect of becoming teammates with Reddish is what has gotten Young wide-eyed.

The Hawks also hold the No. 10 and No. 17 picks, and it is highly likely that they will try to move one or even both picks prior to the draft. They might even package the No. 8 pick with one of these picks. It is definitely exciting to see what Atlanta may be able to get in return, so this is definitely another thing to get excited about for Young.

Finally, the Hawks have also been rumored as a potential landing spot for Boston Celtics incoming free agent Al Horford. The 32-year-old spent the first nine years of his career in Atlanta prior to moving to Boston, so perhaps the prospect of a homecoming would be enticing for the five-time All-Star. For Young, having the opportunity to play with an All-Star-caliber big man is surely something he will want to keep an eye on.