Atlanta Hawks’ John Collins has reportedly voiced his concern with how Trae Young runs the offense, according to Chris Kirschner and Sam Amick of The Athletic.
This took place at a film session on Jan. 5, one day after the Hawks blew 15-point leads and lost back-to-back games to the Cleveland Cavaliers and New York Knicks.
Per Kirschner and Amick:
In that lethargic performance from Young in the team’s 102-94 loss to the Charlotte Hornets on Jan. 6, he went 2-of-9 from the field, 0-of-3 from three-point and committed seven turnovers.
“Trae is my brother regardless,” Collins said via text message, despite the recent disagreement with Young, when The Athletic asked him about the situation.
Hawks center Clint Capela reportedly had a discussion with Young after the film session about his time playing alongside James Harden and Dwight Howard with the Houston Rockets.
Capela relayed that Howard’s desire for more touches and Harden’s lack of passing the ball contributed to that group of players ultimately being broken up, per Kirschner and Amick.
With the Hawks losing three straight games, the focus will be on Young and Collins to see if they and the team can get back on the winning track and iron out their issues.
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