RUMOR: Hawks plan to give Trae Young roster help at trade deadline to ease frustrations
The NBA’s trade deadline is still roughly two months away, but it sounds like the Atlanta Hawks are already looking for a piece to pair with Trae Young.
According to a report from The Athletic, frustration has been building within the Hawks organization, as the team has lost 11 of its last 13 games. Somewhat surprisingly, eight of these losses came in double-digit fashion. Atlanta has managed to rebound a bit in recent games, however, winning two of their last three.
Help could be on the way, according to The Athletic:
After a 130-118 home loss to Brooklyn on Wednesday, one high-ranking team official was seen telling Young that the team would be getting him some help on the roster soon, according to multiple sources. The trade deadline is about two months away.
Though the Hawks are struggling to find wins, Young is playing quite well. The former No. 5 overall pick has made 22 appearances this season, racking up averages of 28.8 points on 46.2 percent shooting from the field (38.8 percent from beyond the arc), 8.4 assists, 4.1 rebounds and 1.3 steals in 34.6 minutes per outing.
Exactly who the Hawks have in mind remains to be seen. A forward might help, as John Collins is suspended and Chandler Parsons has been dealing with a knee ailment. Collins will be eligible to return on Dec. 23 vs. Cleveland.
The Hawks will be back in action on Tuesday night when they’ll face off against the Miami Heat. Tip-off inside American Airlines Arena is set for 8:00 p.m. ET.