UPDATE: Jan. 25, 5:08 p.m. — Young and Capela are both questionable to play Tuesday vs. the Los Angeles Clippers. F Danilo Gallinari is also on the injury report as questionable to play due to an ankle injury, while G Cam Reddish (Achilles) is probable to play.
UPDATE: Young has been ruled out for Sunday’s game vs. the Milwaukee Bucks. The Hawks will also be without C Clint Capela, who is dealing with a hand injury. The Hawks could shift John Collins to center and start either Danilo Gallinari or Solomon Hill in place of Cap. Rajon Rondo ($3,500) should end up starting at PG for Trae.
Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young has been on a tear lately but his status for Sunday’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks is up in the air. Young is questionable to play because of a back injury, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Sarah Spencer.
Young has tallied 101 points and 28 assists during the Hawks’ current three-game winning streak and has done the heavy lifting for a weak point guard rotation. Rajon Rondo and Brandon Goodwin could get significant boosts in playing time if Young is ruled out, but there’s no guarantee they’ll perform at a high level against one of the most better defensive teams in the NBA.
Rondo will likely be the more dangerous of the two backups, as he has far more experience running an offense than Goodwin. Kevin Huerter ranks third on the Hawks in assists per game and could also get a crack at more playmaking opportunities.