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Trae Young can be great player Hawks long have lacked

There’s a gap between fans of the NBA and fans of the Hawks. Interest in the local NBA team has never matched the strong television ratings for the NBA finals. Trae Young can change that.

Young will start for the Eastern Conference in the All-Star game Sunday in Chicago. The Hawks have had plenty of All-Stars in recent years. None of them have been as young (21) or as exciting as Young.

Young gives the Hawks a real chance to hit the trifecta: great player, good team, fun to watch. He already delivers on the last part.