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Like several other teams around the league, Atlanta (15-16) has been ravaged by players entering health and safety protocols due to COVID-19 over the last week. The biggest question is whether Trae Young will take part in this matchup. The All-Star guard entered protocols on December 19 and won’t be able to clear in time for the game, per reports. So without Young, this game loses a big-time narrative.
New York (14-18) has also been dealing with COVID departures and various injuries heading into the holiday showdown. The team fell 124-117 to a Bradley Beal-less Wizards squad on Thursday but did get a 44-point performance from Kemba Walker. The Knicks were able to clear a bunch of players prior to this game and will have a significant edge with Young out. RJ Barrett, Obi Toppin and Quentin Grimes were all able to return.