Atlanta Hawks rookie guard Trae Young is excited to start his rookie season, and is eager to learn from experienced players, such as his teammate, veteran point guard Jeremy Lin who was acquired this offseason.
“From what I’ve heard, he’s going to be a great mentor for me,” Young said, according to Michael Scotto of The Athletic. “We’ve been talking. He’s a good dude. He’s been through the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. He’s seen it all, so I’m looking forward to picking his brain.”
Lin is widely believed to be the Hawks starting point guard this season, but that won’t deter Young, who is looking at the big picture for Atlanta.
“I think we’ll work really well together,” Young said. “This is a rebuilding team, and we’re going to try some things. Some are going to work, some aren’t, so we’re just going to work together and do whatever we can to turn this franchise around.”
Knicks, Hawks Considering Trade for 3rd Overall Pick
The New York Knicks are considering trading out of the 3rd overall slot in the 2019 NBA Draft, according to ESPN’s Jonathan Givony and Mike Schmitz.
The Knicks are considering dealing the 3rd overall pick to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for the Hawks’ 8th and 10th picks.
It is rumored that R.J. Barrett will be taken with the 3rd overall pick, assuming that both Zion Williamson and Ja Morant are both off the board.
The New Orleans Hornets are expected to take Williamson, while the Memphis Grizzlies are expected to take Ja Morant.
Vince Carter Returning for 22nd NBA Season
Vince Carter isn’t ready to call it a career just yet.
Carter announced his intentions next season during an appearance on
the latest episode of the Winging It podcast, (h/t the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Chris Vivlamore).
Carter had stated that he was “90 percent” sure he would retire following the 2018-2019 season, which he wrote in an entry with Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated back in April 2018.
Carter appeared on ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption back in March and stated he might have another season left in him:
Carter averaged 7.4 points per game for the Hawks last season.
Hawks’ Kent Bazemore To Miss At Least Two Weeks
While Bazemore’s absence won’t make a huge impact on the outcome of the Hawks’ season, who have struggled this season, it will make an impact on their flexibility around the trade deadline as the team will lose a valuable trade chip.
Bazemore has been enjoying a career year this season, averaging 14.0 ppg and 4.0 rebounds to go along with 2.6 assists for Atlanta this season.
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