Hawks place Trae Young in Health and Safety Protocols

Published December 20, 2021, 7:30 AMNBA.com News Services

Atlanta's All-Star guard has entered the NBA's Health and Safety Protocols.

Trae Young is the latest NBA player to enter the league’s Health and Safety Protocols.

(AP) — Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young was placed in the NBA’s health and safety protocols on Monday (PHT) as coronavirus numbers around the league continued to rise. Young is the only Hawks player on the protocols list, coach Nate McMillan told reporters in Atlanta.

The Hawks were scheduled to play Monday against the Cavaliers, but that game is postponed with five Cleveland players testing positive for COVID-19.

In the most recent matchup for the Hawks, Young had 34 points and 10 assists to notch his 100th career double-double in a 133-115 loss to the Denver Nuggets on Saturday (PHT).

The superstar guard is averaging 27.3 points, 4 rebounds and 9.3 assists this season as the Hawks (14-15) look to go above .500.