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Is Trae Young playing for the Hawks on Saturday vs. the Wizards?

The Hawks PG has a calf injury. We break down and update you on his status for Saturday’s game vs. Washington.

Indiana Pacers v Atlanta Hawks
Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks looks on during the game against the Indiana Pacers on January 12, 2024 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.
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The Atlanta Hawks are attempting to right the ship ahead of the trade deadline, where there’s potential for some massive moves to be made. The focus will be on point guard Trae Young, who played through a shoulder injury Friday against the Pacers. Here’s the latest on his status for the second night of a back-to-back set Saturday against the Washington Wizards.

Trae Young injury updates

Update: Young is officially active for tonight’s game.

Update: Young has been listed as probable for Saturday’s game, but the change from a shoulder to a calf injury is interesting. It’s possible the Hawks are just messing around with random body parts here, although they have no reason for doing that since this isn’t a national TV game. Either way, Young should be good to go.


The Hawks won’t publish an official injury report until 1 p.m. ET, so we won’t know exactly what Young’s status will be. He played just 30 minutes in Friday’s loss, so fatigue is unlikely to be an issue. However, the point guard finished 4-17 from the floor so the shoulder injury might be bothering him more than he’s letting on.

If Atlanta does sit Young for this game, look for Dejounte Murray and Bogdan Bogdanovic to lead the backcourt. Murray is also a contender to be traded, so the Hawks could be looking to evaluate him as the lead guard. Veteran guard Patty Mills might also see extended minutes if Young is ruled out.