The Atlanta Hawks are playing against the San Antonio Spurs tonight. The Hawks are coming off a sensational win against defending champs Golden State Warriors. They managed to dismantle the Dubs and take advantage of their poor away form. The Atlanta-based team currently sits in 8th and will go for the do-or-die play-in games. They have a record of 35 wins and losses each, indicating a win percentage of just .500.
The Spurs, on the other hand, have a record of 18 wins and 52 losses. They have already been knocked out of playoff contention and it certainly means that it’s all pride that they’re playing for at this point. The Spurs have lost their last two games and a third could be on the cards, depending on the strength of the Hawks team.
Trae Young is questionable for the Atlanta Hawks vs San Antonio Spurs game tonight
Trae Young has played in plenty of games this season and has proven to be the Hawks’ go-to guard. He has featured in 62 games this year out of a possible 70 and that speaks at length about his ability as a player as well. However, when a player takes part in continuous action, there is a risk of injury and burnout as well. This could be the case with Trae tonight.
An @emoryhealthcare injury report for tomorrow’s game:
Jalen Johnson (left hamstring tightness): Questionable
Trae Young (right knee contusion): Questionable pic.twitter.com/wJqTjinLC1
— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) March 18, 2023
The 24-year-old is questionable to play for the Hawks tonight. The Hawks franchise has mentioned that it is a right knee contusion that seems to be an issue for Trae. Apart from Trae, Jalen Johnson is also on the Hawks injury report. Sources mention that he’s dealing with left hamstring tightness and is also questionable to play tonight.
Atlanta Hawks injury report
- Trae Young (questionable)
- Jalen Johnson (questionable)
Atlanta Hawks expected roster
- John Collins
- De’Andre Hunter
- Clint Capela
- Dejounte Murray
- Bogdan Bogdanovic
San Antonio Spurs injury report
- Doug McDermott (questionable)
- Keita Bates-Diop (doubtful)
- Zach Collins (questionable)
- Khem Birch (out)
- Devonte Graham (out)
- Jeremy Sochan (out)
- Charles Bassey (out)
San Antonio Spurs expected roster
- Keldon Johnson
- Devin Vassell
- Sandro Mamukelashvili
- Malaki Branham
- Blake Wesley
The Hawks are favored over the Spurs even without Trae Young
Trae Young is undoubtedly the face of the Hawks franchise. However, that doesn’t mean that they don’t have enough firepower to dismantle the Spurs without Trae. He has averaged 27.0 points, 10.1 assists, and 3.1 rebounds and has built a decent partnership with Dejounte Murray. If Trae doesn’t play tonight, the job will fall into Murray’s hands to lead against his former team.
The last time these two sides faced was in February. The Hawks won the game 125-106. A phenomenal double-double from Trae and a decent scoring performance from De’Andre Hunter were enough for the Hawks to emerge victorious. We can predict the same to happen even without Trae tonight, the main reason behind the Spurs’ star-studded injury report.