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Hawks' Trae Young Talks Trade Rumors; Spurs Still Involved?

Trae Young might still be a trade target for the San Antonio Spurs.

The Atlanta Hawks are in a freefall. Just under two years after mortgaging their entire future to land Dejounte Murray from the San Antonio Spurs, they stand tenth in the Eastern Conference, and with superstar Trae Young out for several weeks, their season appears to be over.

The duo of Young and Murray has not resulted in the success the Hawks thought it would, so it might be time to recoup as many assets as possible. The Spurs own three of Atlanata's future draft picks, so the Hawks could turn to San Antonio to make a deal.

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Young has been linked to the Spurs for quite some time now, as he and Victor Wembanyama appear to be an ideal match. The offensive-minded point guard with limitless range and elite passing touch would be the ideal compliment to a defensive anchor who can score down low with the best of them.

The rumor mill has been spinning, and the Spurs and Young are at the center of it. Trae Young was recently interviewed by Taylor Rooks, and tried to play down the rumors.  

"Hopefully," said Young when asked if he will stay in Atlanta this summer. "Like I could have went to Kentucky, I could have went to Kansas, but I chose to be different and went to Oklahoma to try to win a championship. They've never won a championship in Atlanta. Me getting drafted there felt like a match made in whole vision was to always be here. But who knows? It's year six now."

After six years and only one fluke Conference Finals appearance, the Young era in Georgia might be coming to an end. Young tries not to take the rumors to heart, saying, "Some of the best players ever have been traded, so who am I to just be here mad or feeling unwanted?"

Of course, it's rare for a player to publically demand a trade in the months after the Trade Deadline while currently on a team that could still make the playoffs, so Young could just be reciting what his media coach told him to. 

When the offseason starts for both the Spurs and Hawks, expect Young to be much more vocal and honest about what his vision for his current franchise is moving forward.