Just this past week, the Hawks enjoyed one of their better weeks of the season. Thanks largely impart to their weak schedule, the Hawks went 2-1 for the week. Enjoying victories against the lowly warriors and the sporadic Hornets, the young Hawks have reason to smile. Furthermore, Cam Reddish has a career night in their lone loss against the Nets, posting 25 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 steals. That’s the kind of production the Atlanta faithful was hoping for when he was selected in the draft. However, superstar Trae Young, does not want to become complacent and can be seen growing frustrated.
Through the first 22 games of the season, Trae Young has been on fire. He’s averaging 28.8 points, good for fourth best in the league, and 8.4 assist, good for fifth in the league. He’s definitely put the league on notice, but every team treats him as a one man army. Can you blame them? Each night, Trae goes out and hopes someone can step up and play impactful minutes. Trae’s most reliable teammate, John Collins, is still severing his 25 game suspension. So 6’1 Trae Young gets the bulk of each team’s defense. As a result, reports have spread that Trae Young has become frustrated with the team’s poor play. I think most of Atlanta would agree with his frustrations wholeheartedly. In fact, Hawks management must agree as well because they reportedly stated that they would have help for him by the trade deadline (Steven Adams/ Andre Drummond). As crazy as it may sound, the Hawks are really only a player, or should I say position, away from making real noise in the league.
Up next the Hawks have a rather taxing schedule this week. They start on the road against the Heat, and Bulls, then come home for the Pacers and Lakers. Better days are ahead, maybe just not this week.
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