Atlanta Hawks PG Trae Young is being listed as probable to play in Game 5 vs. the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night. The Hawks also listed De’Andre Hunter, Cam Reddish and Brandon Goodwin as out, which isn’t anything new. Young was able to play through the injury in the Hawks’ 103-100 win over the Sixers in Game 4, which tied the second-round series 2-2.
Young had an off shooting night in Game 4, going 8-of-26 from the floor and 3-of-11 from 3-point range to finish with 25 points. He also added 18 assists in the win after two straight blowout losses to Philly. The Hawks are currently +6600 to the NBA Championship on DraftKings Sportsbook, the worst odds of all the remaining teams. Atlanta is also +2000 to come out of the East and reach the NBA Finals. Young is +10000 to win NBA Finals MVP as well.
Through his first 9 NBA playoff games, Young is averaging 28.3 points and 10.7 assists on 43/33/90 shooting splits for the Hawks, who will face a tough task in Game 5. Both offenses performed poorly on Monday night, though the Sixers were a tad worse thanks to Joel Embiid having his worst game of 2020-21. We’ll see if the shoulder injury holds Young back at all in how aggressive he is shooting. Young is a great facilitator who can create offense for his teammates, they just need to shoot better than 36 percent from the field and 30 percent from 3-point range like in Game 4.