Atlanta Hawks: 3 Takeaways from loss to the Boston Celtics

Trae Young #11 of the Atlanta Hawks (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)
Trae Young #11 of the Atlanta Hawks (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images) /
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Jeremy Lin #7 of the Atlanta Hawks (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /

The Return of Linsanity

Over the last five games, Lin has started to show flashes of his Charlotte Hornets and maybe even New York Knicks form. Lin finished Friday night’s game with a double-double recording 19 points 10 assists and 5 rebounds.

However, one thing to remember is that the franchise is in the second year of rebuilding. The fact that Linsanity’s play is starting to improve is a good thing for the team. Over the course of the last five games, he has scored 84 points.

During Friday’s game, Trae Young played relatively poorly and finished the game with 5 points, 2 assists and 1 block. This year’s Hawks team has struggled to remain in games when their star rookie struggles to generate a rhythm.

As of now, it is unclear if the Atlanta Hawks plan to trade Lin before the deadline. Needless to say, the organization needs to hold on to him in the case that Young continues to struggle. Another possibility is that Pierce could decide to move Young to the bench for a few games (which probably won’t happen).

Lin is currently averaging 11 points, 2.8 assists and 1.9 rebounds per game. In order for the Hawks to pull together some wins, they need their starting and backup guard to play at a high level.