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Trae Young will play Sunday vs. Warriors [UPDATE]

Hawks PG won’t have a minutes limit in return to lineup.

Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks drives to the basket during the game against the Phoenix Suns on March 30, 2021 at Phoenix Suns Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. Photo by Michael Gonzales/NBAE via Getty Images

UPDATE: April 4 — Young is available to play Sunday vs. the Warriors and won’t have a minutes limit. De’Andre Hunter remains sidelined while Danilo Gallinari is also available to play.

UPDATE: April 3 — Young is questionable to play against the Warriors on Sunday after tweaking his knee against the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday, according to The Athletic’s Chris Kirschner. Danilo Gallinari (Achilles), John Collins (ankle), and De’Andre Hunter (knee) have been ruled out.

Atlanta Hawks PG Trae Young and PF Danilo Gallinari have been ruled out for Friday’s game vs. the New Orleans Pelicans. The Hawks will also be without PF John Collins, swingman De’Andre Hunter and guard Cam Reddish. So that leaves the Hawks without most of their starting lineup. Fortunately for Atlanta, the Pelicans are also without a big chunk of their rotation. Zion Williamson, Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball and Josh Hart are all out for NOLA. So we’ve got quite the barn-burner on tap in New Orleans between these two teams.

So who do we play? Tony Snell ($3,400) seems like an OK value option given he’ll have to play 30+ minutes against the Pelicans. Bogdan Bogdanovic ($5,700) is going to be a very chalky play at this price. He’s played a combined 82 minutes over the past two games, scoring at 45.5 DKFP in each contest. Bogdanovic should get a high volume of shots with Young sidelined. You would think Kevin Huerter ($4,500) and Lou Williams ($4,400) also get some run.

It’s not easy to back either side in terms of the spread for this game. It was Pelicans -1.5 at home. Then Zion, Ingram, Ball and Hart were ruled out. The Hawks would have been fine getting points until Young and Gallo were ruled out. Chances are the line doesn’t shift too much after the injury report. The Pelicans have Nickeil Alexander-Walker ($6,200) and Kira Lewis Jr. ($3,700) The Hawks have Clint Capela ($8,100) and Bogdan.