Atlanta Hawks’ Trae Young reveals ‘From The Point’ podcast launch date

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There are countless interviews with Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young on the internet. Young previously announced that he was starting his own podcast, entitled ‘From The Point’, and we just got confirmation on a launch date.

He has now given a sneak peek behind the scenes with a couple of photos, also noting that June 1 is when the first installment should drop.

Young is the latest player to join what Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green has termed the “new media”, players who have taken back control of the narratives surrounding them and their teams by giving their accounts first-hand. For Young, it could be an opportunity to do just that and pull back a curtain that players often have to put up with the media.

The two-time All-Star has had his fair share of cantankerous interactions.

This past season, Young skipped a game as he was dealing with injury; not an uncommon practice but one that got blown out of proportion in light of a report from Shams Charania of The Athletic detailing a supposed clash between Young and then-head coach Nate McMillan.

McMillan wanted Young to participate in shootaround while Young preferred to get treatment for his injury.

Whatever happened – there is some disparity in whose idea it was for Young not to attend the game – McMillan is gone and Young remains. He was asked about it in the aftermath but maintained that it was an in-house incident. While he is unlikely to divulge any major trade secrets, the relaxed atmosphere should make for good discussion.

In addition to Green and (now) Young, other NBA players with their own podcasts include free agent Patrick Beverley, New Orleans Pelicans guard C.J. McCollum and former journeyman J.J. Redick.

Atlanta Hawks resume workouts with group highlighted by Kentucky big man

The Hawks hosted their latest batch of workouts for 2023 NBA Draft hopefuls on May 30 and, headlining the group was University of Kentucky big man Oscar Tshiebwe, the 2022 Naismith Player of the Year and Wooden Award winner, given to the most outstanding player.

Tshiebwe averaged 16.5 points, 13.7 rebounds, and 1.6 assists for the Wildcats this past season.

They will also host 2023 Big 12 Sixth Man of the Year Sir’Jabari Rice of Texas, and two-time C-USA All-Defensive big man Trey Jemison – a 7-footer out of UAB who is listed at 260 pounds – and two-time ACC All-Defensive pick Leak Black, a 6-foot-8 swingman from North Carolina.

Rounding out the group was forward Emanuel Miller from TCU and Overtime Elite guard Jazian Gortman.

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The Hawks hold picks Nos. 15 and 46 in the 2023 NBA Draft on June 22.