As confident as Young is in the Hawks’ ability to turn things around offensively, and for as simple as his method for correcting course is on that end, defense might be a different story.
“I think it's multiple things [defensively],” Young said.
“We got to continue to be in the right spots, but also got to communicate if we're switching or certain things. And we got to continue to – it's not just one or two things. I think also turning the ball over live can hurt … We just can't do that. Stuff like that we can fix.”
Trae Young wants Hawks to 'communicate' more on defense
The Hawks rank 17th in turnovers this season. But they also rank 29th in transition points allowed, suggesting the latter is also an issue after made baskets.
Atlanta boasts the No. 8 offense entering play on January 14, but their defense ranks 27th.
“It's tough to communicate, especially out on the floor, new concepts," Young said. It's not like guys aren't trying to do certain things. Just, guys still don't know where they need to be. But we got to talk through it. And if we don't know where we need to be, then just continue to talk to each other and learn from each other.
“Nothing great happens overnight. So this is a process. And although our record is a** right now, we can be a lot better, and we'll be a lot better. This is a process so I'm not worried.”