As a result of the NBA’s 22-team “bubble” situation, the Atlanta Hawks 2019-20 season is effectively over.
Prior to the suspension of the play, Hawks’ point guard Trae Young was having a breakout season, averaging 29.6PPG and 9.3APG.
Young spoke to reporters on Wednesday and shared his thoughts on the Hawks’ season being over.
“I was frustrated. Obviously I wanted to play. I understand what the NBA did and respect their decision. But I am kind of upset because I want to play,” Young said, via ESPN.
It’s clear Young’s been itching to play, evident by the fact that he appeared in ESPN’s H-O-R-S-E competition a couple months ago and a local organized game last week.
“It has been a long time for me — like, I don’t know when the last time I’ve spent three months without playing a game,” Young continued on to say.
Young says that he’s been keeping in touch with his teammates, specifically Cam Reddish, Kevin Huerter, John Collins, and Clint Capella.
One player who isn’t going to be his teammate anymore is 43 year-old Vince Carter.
“I am happy that he was able to achieve 22 years in the NBA, which has never been done, and I don’t know if that will ever be broken,” Young said about Carter.
Trae Young and the Hawks will have a lot of work to do should they hope to make the playoffs in 2021.