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According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Atlanta Hawks forward Jalen Johnson (wrist) will miss four to six weeks. The 21-year-old, who suffered a wrist injury during Saturday's meeting with the Washington Wizards, has averaged 12.1 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.1 steals, and 1.0 blocks this season, all a significant increase from the 2022-23 campaign. Fortunately, he didn't suffer a fracture, as confirmed by an MRI, and surgery isn't required, meaning he might be out for only four weeks. Nonetheless, the Hawks will likely turn to Saddiq Bey to fill the void in the lineup, with the former Piston averaging 11.3 points in three starts this season.
Atlanta Hawks forward Jalen Johnson (wrist) won't return to the Saturday's game against the Washington Wizards. Johnson took a hard fall on his left wrist after being fouled on a dunk attempt. The severity of the injury is unknown right now, so fantasy managers will have to check back for another update on his status. Saddiq Bey is expected to see increased playing time for the rest of this game. Both De'Andre Hunter and Bey would likely be asked to pick up extra minutes if Johnson is forced to miss more time.
Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young scored a season-high 43 points as the team ended a three-game slide with a 147-145 overtime victory against the Nets. Young has struggled to score the basketball efficiently all season, and he finished just 12-for-31 from the field here, but eight of Young's makes came from downtown, and he picked up a lot of free points at the charity stripe with an 11-for-13 effort. The Hawks star fell one assist short of his ninth double-double of the year, adding four rebounds and two steals to his account. Despite his poor shooting, Young has remained a walking double-double this season, and he's also upped his defensive game by averaging a career-high 1.7 steals.
Atlanta Hawks guard Dejounte Murray (quad) is available for Wednesday's game versus the Brooklyn Nets. Murray surprisingly popped up Atlanta's injury report on Wednesday afternoon due to a right quadriceps contusion, but he's ready to roll for game action as the team finishes up a four-game homestand before embarking on a five-game road trip beginning on Saturday against the Wizards in Washington. The 27-year-old All-Star is providing third-round fantasy value in 12-team 9-category leagues, averaging 21.8 points, 5.4 assists, 2.4 triples, and 1.5 swipes alongside Trae Young in the dynamic Hawks backcourt this season. Deploy Murray as you normally would in season-long leagues, after he scored 28 points on Tuesday in a game where defense was optional against the Indiana Pacers.
Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (personal) is listed as out for Tuesday's game against the Detroit Pistons due to personal reasons. Young takes a seat for the first time this season, opening up Atlanta's lineup to feature backcourt sidekick Dejounte Murray as the primary ball handler on Tuesday. Depending on what type of lineup Detroit throws out there, some combination of role players Bogdan Bogdanovic, Saddiq Bey, and Onyeka Okongwu are positioned for more run in this one. The Hawks are on the front leg of back-to-back games, so it remains to be seen if Young will return to the team when they head back home to face the New York Knicks on Wednesday. Fantasy managers will want to look away from the 25-year-old superstar's field-goal percentage (35.7%) and turnovers (4.4), but Young is still managing top-50 averages in 9-category leagues with 24.4 points, 10.2 assists, 2.2 threes, and 1.6 steals.