Even though he has been averaging an impressive 26.2 points, 3 rebounds, and 10.2 assists a game, no one would say that this season has been great for Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks.
There has been a lot of strife within the team and they are only the eighth team in the East, despite their ambitious acquisition of Dejounte Murray last summer.
Additionally, a slew of rumors have swirled around Young, questioning his future with the Hawks and a possible desire to cut ties with the team in the near future.
Young only threw fuel on the fire recently when he addressed trade rumors.
“It could be false, could be true, you never know,” Young said, according to The Athletic, via NBACentral.
“It could be false, could be true, you never know,”
– Trae Young on trade rumors
(Via The Athletic) pic.twitter.com/1AlpghEGtR
— NBACentral (@TheNBACentral) April 11, 2023
This was a very loaded response and people were talking about it immediately online.
Some people thought it was heartless to send such a shock through the Hawks right before the play-in tournament.
“Right before the playin?! Cold,” Per Sources said.
Right before the playins?! Cold
— Per Sources (@PerSources) April 11, 2023
Other people felt it was typical of Young, who has never been afraid of raising eyebrows and angering people with his personality.
that’s the most trae young quote ever
— Prince 🤴🏽 (@TheNewPrince_) April 11, 2023
The vast majority of users online felt that this is strong evidence that Young’s days in Atlanta are numbered.
In fact, it is hard to find anyone who feels confident of him sticking around.
He outta there
— x — Luiii (@BarrettsGoat) April 11, 2023
— Skyler Smith (@SkylerSmithNFL) April 11, 2023
AYOOOOO HES GONE
— LBJ ʰᶦᵐ (@KiLBJJ) April 11, 2023
Plenty of others think that Young requesting a trade from the Hawks would be a bad call, simply because he’s not as great as he thinks he is.
you aint that guy. you cant request a trade
— NBA Expert. (@WhatSeperatesU) April 11, 2023
This latest comment from Young will bring even more attention to the Hawks during the play-in tournament.
If they can fight their way into the playoffs, Young will likely stick around a bit longer.
But if they fall short, rumors about him departing soon will only grow.NEXT: Shannon Sharpe Comments On Potential Trae Young Trade