Is Trae Young Playing Tonight? (Latest Injury Updates and News for Hawks vs Trail Blazers on March 3)

Larry Rupp
Is Trae Young playing tonight? Latest injury updates and news for Hawks vs Trail Blazers on March 3.
Is Trae Young playing tonight? Latest injury updates and news for Hawks vs Trail Blazers on March 3. / AP Photos/John Bazemore

The Atlanta Hawks are back in action on Friday night as they face the Portland Trail Blazers at 7:30 p.m. ET. One player's status to keep an eye on ahead of tip-off is Trae Young, who is dealing with a groin injury.

Trae Young Injury Update (3/3/2023)

Young popped up on the injury report with soreness in his groin after Atlanta's loss to the New York Knicks on Tuesday. It can be a tricky ailment to play through, but the good news is that Young is listed as probable to play on Friday. He is expected starts unless a setback happens in pre-game warmups.

It's important to note that the Hawks do play the Miami Heat tomorrow on the second night of a back-to-back. Seeing Young sit either tonight or Saturday wouldn't be too surprising. After all, the Hawks need their star to stay healthy if they want any chance of staying in contention for the NBA Playoffs.

Young is in the midst of another stellar season as he is averaging 27.1 points, 10.1 assists and 2.9 rebounds per game (55 games) on a shooting percentage of 42.9%. His play has been a big reason why the Hawks rank fourth in assist/turnover ratio and own an even record of 31-31 this campaign.

Trae Young Fantasy Outlook and Prop Bets Today

Young has over/unders set at 26.5 points, 10.5 assists and 2.5 rebounds on FanDuel Sportsbook's NBA odds. It's yet another encouraging sign that he will suit up tonight. Facing the Trail Blazers provides Young with an opportunity to excel at finding the open man. Portland is allowing the fourth-most assists per game to opposing PGs (9.0) and the sixth-most assists per game overall (26.1).

The Oklahoma product is also listed as a top option on the FanDuel DFS slate tonight, checking in with the fourth-highest price tag among PGs ($9,800). Young is a safe anchor to put in your lineup given he is tallying 45.3 FanDuel fantasy points per game and faces a Portland team that ranks 27th in defensive efficiency. Have Dejounte Murray ready to slide in if Young is ruled out, though.

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