Young will definitely miss tonight’s game against the Cavaliers, Wojanarowski adds, and his status for a marquee Christmas Day contest with the Knicks is uncertain (Twitter link). If Young tested positive for COVID-19, he will stay in the protocols for 10 days unless he returns two consecutive negative tests more than 24 hours apart.
He’s putting together All-Star numbers again this season, averaging 27.3 points, 4.0 rebounds and 9.3 assists through 29 games. Counting tonight’s game, the Hawks are scheduled to play five times over the next 10 days.
Young is the first Atlanta player to enter the protocols. Keep up to date with all the cases around the league in our daily tracker.