NBA fans everywhere are asking themselves the same question: Will Trae Young play against the Bucks?
Leading up to Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Atlanta Hawks and Milwaukee Bucks, everyone wanted to know if Trae Young would be able to suit up. The standout sharpshooter is dealing with a right foot injury, which kept him out of Game 4.
Atlanta was able to win that Game 4 in dominating fashion, evening the series up at 2-2. Looking ahead to Thursday night, will Young be able to give things a go?
Will Trae Young play against the Bucks?
According to Atlanta Hawks head coach Nate McMillan, Young was be a game-time decision for Thursday’s showdown. He was listed as questionable on the team’s official injury report, but on Thursday, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Malika Andrews reported he would be out for Game 5:
While the hope was that he’d be able to suit up and knock down shots from all over the hardwood, the Hawks know that rushing him back and risking further injury would be a monumental mistake.
Giannis knee injury changes the entire series
Meanwhile, for the Milwaukee Bucks, everyone was waiting to find out just how serious Giannis Antetokounmpo’s injury is. In Game 4, he landed awkwardly and his knee bent in a way it’s not supposed to. He underwent further examination to determine what exactly happened, and it was determined he had hyperextended his knee. He is also out for Game 5.
This series will undoubtedly change if Antetokounmpo is out for the remainder of it. As for Young, he’s the go-to option for the Hawks. If he misses another more time, that will obviously be a massive benefit for the Bucks.
Young has been superb this postseason for Atlanta, averaging 28.3 points and 9.1 assists per showing. He’s also shooting 42.7 percent from the floor. Stay tuned to find out whether or not he and Giannis will be able to return for Game 6.