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According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Malika Andrews and Malika Andrews, Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks star will not be able to play in Game 4 against the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Conference Finals.
Wojnarowski stated that Young had exhausted all avenues to find a way to go back to play. However, he was severely limited in mobility and suffered severe pain.
Young sustained a bone fracture in his right foot after Atlanta's Game 3 defeat to the Bucks. Young was initially listed as questionable by the team for Game 4.
John Collins, a teammate, summarized the situation.
He said, "That's our snake head," to reporters about the 2020 All-Star. "That's the last thing that I want to see as a Hawks fan is that dude coming down in any kind of knickknack, or whatever it may be. He may have stepped on someone's or the official's feet.
Young almost had a double-double (23.3% points and 9.4 assists) in the regular season and was the driving force behind Atlanta's run towards the conference finals.
He's averaged 29.8 points per game and 9.5 assists in 15 postseason games. His self-confidence is infectious.
The Hawks' success is not solely due to Young. Danilo Gallinari and Bogdan Bogdanovic were also valuable offseason additions. Clint Capela was excellent after finally being able to wear the uniform, and De'Andre Hunter proved to be the two-way talent Atlanta was looking for when it selected him in the 2019 draft.
Atlanta's chances of reaching the NBA Finals depend on Young's availability as well as his on-court performance.